On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
In June 2014, the Individual Electoral Registration (IER) was introduced. Instead of using a household form to register to vote, everyone will take individual responsibility for their own registration.
To apply, you will need to provide your National Insurance number and date of birth. This will be used to verify who you are and reduce the risk of fraud and inaccurate entries on the register. IER allows you register online, register to vote online You can also register to vote by post by completing a paper voting registration form and sending it to the elections office at your relevant council.
To find out about how we use your information see our Privacy notice for electoral registration.
To find out more about ways to vote once you have registered, see our Voting and elections page.
To find out more about the annual canvass, see our Annual electoral canvass page.