Voting by proxy

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Proxy votes

If you are unable to visit your polling station on polling day and you wish to appoint someone to vote on your behalf, you can apply to vote by proxy. The person you nominate to vote on your behalf must be registered to vote themselves and must be eligible to vote in the election or referendum you are voting in, they will also need to take photographic ID with them and show that before they can be issued with a ballot paper. This is a new regulation within the Election Act 2023 and comes into force at elections from May 2023.

For further information on Voter ID please go to our page about voting in a polling station.  Photo ID needed from May 2023 at Polling Stations | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (

An application form to vote by proxy is available for download. This should be returned to Electoral Services at the address below or emailed to

At the time of an election the date when new applications must be made by will be shown on the Notice of Election or Referendum. 

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