Current elections and vacancies

General election - 8 June 2017

On Tuesday 18 April the Government called for a General Election to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017. Poll cards for the General Election will be sent out in early May. If you are on the electoral register, you do not need to register again.

Bury St Edmunds constituency

South Suffolk constituency

West Suffolk constituency

Election deadlines

Registering to vote

The deadline to register to vote is 22 May at midnight. You can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you have received a poll card, you do not need to register again.

Voting by post

The deadline to apply for a postal vote (or cancel or change an existing postal vote) is 5pm on 23 May. Contact us using the details on the right and a form can be emailed to you.

Voting by proxy

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 31 May. Call our helpline and a form can be emailed to you. Your appointed proxy must be able to go to your polling station to vote on your behalf. If they want to vote by post on your behalf they need to apply by 5pm on 23 May (which is also the postal vote deadline). Contact us using the details on the right and a form can be emailed to you.

Emergency proxy

If you become aware after 5pm on 31 May that you are unable to vote in person because you have:

  • a medical emergency or
  • you learn that you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons

you can apply for an emergency proxy. You application must be submitted to the Elections Office either by hand or it can be scanned and emailed to absent.voting@westsuffolk.gov.uk by 5pm on 8 June (Polling Day). Our contact details are on the right if you need them.

 

Suffolk County Council election - 4 May 2017

The Suffolk County Council elections were held on 4 May 2017. To see all the results on one page visit Election results - 4 May 2017

By-elections

By-elections take place to fill a vacancy that has arisen sometimes due to resignation or the death of a councillor.

By-elections held on 4 May 2017

  • Brandon Town Council (East)
  • Bury Town Council (Risbygate)
  • Haverhill Town Council (North)
  • Newmarket Town Council (St Marys)

To see the results visit Election results - 4 May 2017

Clare Town Council by-election held on 23 March 2017

Notice of vacancies

2016 elections

More information about elections and details of results including the 2016 elections can be found on our About elections and past results page.