The Election Timetable contains all the key dates for this election.
The Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Constituency includes roughly half of the electors in the Mid Suffolk District, three wards from Ipswich and nine wards from Suffolk Coastal.
The remaining electors in Mid Suffolk are included in the Bury St Edmunds Constituency. This constituency is the responsibility of the Acting Returning Officer for St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
The South Suffolk Constituency includes all electors in the Babergh District and two wards from St Edmundsbury.
Nomination papers can be delivered between 10am and 4pm from Monday 8 May 2017 to Thursday 11 May 2017. The deadline is strictly 4pm on Thursday 11 May 2017. Please contact the Electoral Services Team to arrange an appointment for an informal check.
The Acting Returning Officer held a briefing for prospective candidates and agents on 2 May 2017 - for more information please contact Electoral Services.
If you are not already included on the electoral register you will need to register by midnight on Monday 22 May 2017 to be able to vote at this elections. You can register online - it is quick, easy and secure. You will need to provide your date of birth and your national insurance number when you register.
Your vote matters - register early to make sure you're included.
If you will be away on Thursday 8 June 2017 you can register to vote by post or by proxy.
Voting by post means that your ballot paper will be sent to you by post before polling day. To apply to vote by post at these elections you will need to complete an application form and return it to Electoral Services by 5pm on 23 May 2017.
We will be sending out the first wave of postal ballot packs by first class post on or around 22 May 2017. If you apply after 8 May 2017, you will be included in the second mailing which will be sent on 26 May 2017.
Voting by proxy means that you appoint a trusted person to attend your polling station and complete your ballot paper on your behalf. To apply to vote by proxy at these elections you will need to complete an application and return it to Electoral Services by 5pm on 31 May 2017.
If you become ill or discover that you cannot go to your polling station on polling day because of employment or service after 5pm on 31 May 2017, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on 8 June 2017. Please contact Electoral Services for advice.