Royal Borough reminds residents about registering to vote for Local Elections


The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is reminding voters who are not currently on the electoral register to sign up now if they wish to take part in the Local Elections on Thursday 4 May. 

The borough operates by a system of whole council elections every four years, meaning all 41 seats across all 19 wards will be available. All 14 parish councils will also have all-out elections this year.

The last date for registering to vote for these elections is Monday 17 April at 11.59pm. Registering to vote is easiest online via 

Voters will have the usual range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post, or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

Due to a national legal change, for the first time you will need to show photo ID in order to vote at a polling station, on Thursday 4 May. A wide range of photo ID will be accepted, including passports, driving licences and cards with a PASS Mark.

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply by Tuesday 25 April for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. Visit or call 0800 328 0280 to find out more and apply. 

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. 

Further voter information and application forms to vote by post or proxy are available at Paper copies of application forms can also be requested by contacting the local Elections Helpline via 01628 683868 or For more information about eligibility to vote, visit