Royal Borough reminds residents about registering to vote for Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner election

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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 Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on Thursday 2 May. 

The last date for registering to vote for this election is Tuesday 16 April at 11.59pm. Registering to vote is easiest online via Those who have recently moved home should also register at their new address. 

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. There are no local elections in the Royal Borough this May.

By law, you will need to bring along and show accepted photo ID in order to vote at a polling station. 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 5pm on Wednesday 24 April for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. Visit or call 0800 328 0280 to apply and check the full list of accepted forms of ID. You will be able to use expired ID if you are still recognisable from the photo.

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

As a result of national legal changes, you now have the additional option to apply online to vote by post or proxy at You will also need to prove your identity when applying to vote by post and proxy, by providing your National Insurance number (or a reason why one cannot be provided). 

Paper copies of application forms can still be requested by contacting the local Elections Helpline via 01628 683868 or For more information about eligibility to vote, visit