The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is holding an information session for residents thinking of standing as candidates in the next Local Elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
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.
As canvassing gets underway within communities, the Royal Borough is holding an information session for prospective candidates at Maidenhead Town Hall, on Wednesday 1 March at 6pm, which people can book to attend either in person or virtually.
This is an opportunity to hear more about key election dates and deadlines, eligibility to stand, the nominations process and key election changes such as the new national requirement for voters to show valid photo ID if voting at a polling station.
This non-political event will also cover the role of a councillor within their ward, where to get advice on campaigning dos and don’ts, key advice around social media, and the support councillors receive to be effective.
Kirsty Hunt, service lead for electoral and democratic services, said: “Whether you have an interest in getting more involved in local decision-making, are already associated with a political party or are an existing local representative, you are welcome at our hybrid information session.
“We are keen to help everyone interested in standing for election to understand what is involved. Please get in touch to book your place at our information session so we can signpost you through what can seem a daunting process.”
To book your place, please contact elections@RBWM.gov.uk and let us know whether to expect you in person or via Zoom. Information is also available on the council’s website about how to become a councillor at https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/council-and-democracy/elections-and-voting/how-become-councillor