Elections and referendums

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Elections and Referendums in 2023

The next Borough and Parish council elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.  Further details will be posted on this page in the run up to the elections.

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Important information relating to future polls

Voter Registration

The deadline to register to vote for elections is the 12th working day before the day of the poll, but we do not recommend you leave it that late.  If you are not yet registered to vote or you have recently moved, you should make an application at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal and Proxy Voting

If you would rather not vote in person at your designated polling station, you may prefer to vote by post or by proxy. If you do not currently have postal or proxy arrangements in place, you may make an application to the Electoral Registration Officer to change your voting arrangements. The deadline for applying to vote for an election is 11 workings days before the poll.  We do not recommend that you leave it that late though, as it will not give much time for you to receive your ballot pack and return it to us before the polls close.

Application forms may be downloaded directly from the Electoral Commission's website.

Completed applications can be sent to us at any time and must reach Electoral Services at the Town Hall in Maidenhead by the deadlines stated above if you are applying in the run up to an election. 

Postal vote packs are usually sent out about two weeks before a poll.  Completed statements and ballots must be returned so they reach the Returning Officer by 10pm on The day of the poll.  If you are too late to return the pack in the post then it can be returned by hand directly to the Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead and placed in the post box to the left of the main front doors, or it can be taken to one of the polling stations for the election before 10pm on polling day.

Polling Station Voting

For a scheduled election poll cards will usually be sent to electors eligible to vote in the election about five weeks before the poll but for by-elections it is usually about three weeks.

Please read your poll card carefully. Your poll card will provide you with the name and address of your designated polling station and a map, and following the introduction of Voter ID from May 2023 elections, it details the types of photographic ID you can use to vote in a polling station.  Without showing photographic ID you will not be able to vote in a polling station. We have included further information on our Ways to Vote page.

You do not need to bring your poll card with you to vote. However, it would be helpful if you bring it with you to the polling station to reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the polling station and to reduce your contact with polling station staff. 

Electors are encouraged to follow government COVID advice in place at the time of the election and are encouraged to wear their own face mask or face covering when casting their vote at the polling station to help protect other voters and polling station staff if that is required.. 

You are encouraged to bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper. 

Earlier by elections

Wraysbury Parish

A by-election for one parish councillor on Wraysbury Parish had been set for Tuesday 20 September 2022.

There was only one valid nomination received which means that person was elected unopposed. Details of that nomination and the results notice are given below.  Voting will now not take place on Tuesday 20th September 2022.

Links below are for the various notices posted for this uncontested election.

Sunningdale Parish

A by-election for one parish councillor on Sunningdale Parish was set for Thursday 10 February 2022.

Links will be provided below at various points leading up to polling day.

Electoral services : Contact details

For more information, please contact us by:

Electoral Services - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683868