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Every year, the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) employs a number of electoral registration canvassers to make visits to properties in the borough to collect the electoral registration details of householders.

Canvassers are required to assist householders with filling out the forms and returning them to the Elections Office. This information is used to compile the revised register of electors. The most recent revised register is the 2024 Register of Electors which was published on Friday 1 December 2023.

We will be recruiting canvassers to help with the compilation of the 2025 Register of Electors between July and September 2024.

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Personal specification

Essential (E) / Desirable (D)


  • 18 years of age or over: E
  • Sound numeracy and literacy skills: E
  • Good standard of education: E


  • Experience of electoral registration procedures or election duties: D
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment, preferably face-to-face: D

Knowledge and skills

  • This post has been identified as customer facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the council’s English language fluency standard applies: E
  • Knowledge of electoral procedures and voter registration eligibility: D
  • Good organisation skills and able to manage own workload: E
  • Strong communication and reasoning skills: E

Personal qualities

  • Ability to use own initiative and work with minimal supervision: E
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines: E
  • Strong commitment to customer service and customer care: E
  • Ability to forge effective working relationships with colleagues and respond positively to supervision: E
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity towards, cultural diversity: E
  • Professional and politically neutral manner when representing the Council in a democratic function: E

Practical issues

  • Access to transport (i.e use of own car) to meet geographical requirements of canvass round: D
  • Access to a mobile phone for health and safety reasons as canvassing involves lone working: E
  • Access to personal email for communication with the office: E
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required for purposes of job completion: E

Election jobs : 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