Elections and Voting

Information about elections and voting


Suffolk County Council has elections every four years. Our next elections will be on 4 May 2017. This section of our website gives you information about our elections and how to exercise your right to vote.

Due to a resignation from Suffolk County Council a vacancy arose in Haverhill Cangle Division. A By-Election was held on the 7 May 2015 the results can be viewed on the Haverhill Cangle By-election page.

The Suffolk County Council election website contains all results from the 2013 elections. The website allows you to use your postcode to find your division and see the candidates who stood for election. The election results were added to the website on Friday 3 May 2013 as the counts took place.

If you would like to stand for election to be a Suffolk County Councillor you can find out more information about the role of a councillor on the Be A Councillor website.

To apply for a nomination form to stand as a councillor, please contact the Electoral Services Officer at your local district or borough council.

Voting - How to register

To register to vote in Suffolk you will need to get in touch with your district or borough council who are responsible for holding the electoral register. Details of the district and borough councils in Suffolk can be found below:

The Electoral Commissions website About My Vote contains information on:

Further information on how to register to vote can be found on Gov.uk.


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Bixley By-election

Information relating to the Bixley By-election on 3 May 2012

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Election 2013

Notices relating to the Suffolk County Council 2013 Election

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Election Results

Results of Suffolk County Council Elections and By-elections from 2009

  1. By-Election Results 2011
  2. By-Election Results 2015
  3. By-Election Results in 2010
  4. By-Election Results in 2012
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Haverhill Cangle By-election

Information relating to the Haverhill Cangle By-election 2015

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Information for Candidates

Information for those who are seeking election on 2 May 2013 to Suffolk County Council.

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Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew By-election

Information relating to the By-election being held on 9th February 2012

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Mayoral Petitions

You can petition your council to hold a referendum on whether local people should elect a mayor to lead the council and the community it serves

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