Elections and referendums 2021

Elections and Referendums in 2021

The following events will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

  •  Elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames  Valley.
  •  Referendum on the adoption of the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan.
  •  Parish and Town Council by-elections.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

The Police Area Returning Officer for the Thames Valley is based at Cherwell District Council. Nomination papers and candidate queries relating to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections should be directed to the Police Area Returning Officer. For further information about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for the Thames Valley please refer to the PARO's webpages.

Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum relating to the adoption of the Windsor neighbourhood plan will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Notices relating to the referendum may be viewed below.

To view more information about the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan, please see our Planning webpages.

Parish and Town Council Elections

Elections to fill casual vacancies which have occurred for Cookham Parish and Eton Town Councils will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The number of vacancies at Cookham Parish Council is one.

The number of vacancies at Eton Town Council is two.

Important information relating to the May 2021 polls

Voter Registration

The deadline to register to vote for the elections and referendum is Monday 19 April. If you are not yet registered to vote, you should make an application at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you have received a poll card and are already registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless your details have changed.

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 by post is Tuesday 20 April at 5pm.

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is Tuesday 27 April at 5pm.

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

Completed applications must reach Electoral Services at the Town Hall in Maidenhead by the deadlines stated above. 

Polling Station Voting

Poll cards will be sent to electors eligible to vote in the elections and referendum from Monday 29 March. You will receive a separate poll card for each electoral event.

There will be a small number of changes to polling station venues this year as a result of the pandemic. 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.

A summary of the temporary changes for polling stations is provided below.

Summary of polling station changes

Ward Polling district Former polling station New polling station and address
Ascot and Sunninghill WAS3 Ascot District Day Centre Sunninghill Comrades Club, Bagshot Road, Sunninghill SL5 9NZ
Bray MBR3 Holyport Primary School Holyport Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green, Holyport, SL6 2NA
Clewer & Dedworth West Ward WCDW2 and WCDW3 Windsor Gospel Hall Windsor Fire Station, Tinkers Lane, SL4 4LS
Clewer East WCE1 Clewer First School Clewer Memorial Pavilion, Dedworth Road, SL4 5AZ
Clewer East WCE2 Kipling Court Central Windsor Scout HQ, Green Lane, SL4 3SA
Clewer East WCE3 Clewer Youth and Community Centre Grenadier Guards Club, Maidenhead Road, SL4 5EY
Furze Platt MFP3 St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Furze Platt Scout Hut, 194 Cookham Road, SL6 7HN
Pinkneys Green MPG2 Pinkney’s Green Youth and Community Centre Mobile unit at Blenheim Free Church, Victor Close, Blenheim Road, SL6 5HS
Riverside MRS2 Mill House Family Centre Temporary station positioned on the parking area of JC Lewis Limited, at junction of Blackamoor Lane and Ray Mill Road East

You do not need to bring your poll card with you to vote. However, it would be helpful if you bring at least one of your poll cards with you to the polling station. We will be introducing new procedures as part of our COVID-secure voting environment 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 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. 

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

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