Annual Canvass

Register of Electors 2018

We are currently undertaking our annual canvass where we send a Household Enquiry Form to every property in the Royal Borough and ask residents to confirm or update their electoral registration details for next year. The revised electoral register will be published on 1 December.

It is a legal requirement to respond to the Household Enquiry Form we send you, even if you have made or need to make an individual registration application. Regulation 23 of the Representation of the People Act  (England and Wales) 2001, outlines that Electoral Registration Officers have a duty to require information from persons which is used to compile the parliamentary and local government registers of electors.   If any person fails to provide the information requested, they may be liable to a summary conviction or fine which is up to £1000.  You can respond to the Household Enquiry from via the Internet, telephone or post. Details can be found on the form sent to your property

Registration Eligibility

To be included in the register of electors, a person must:

  • be resident at an address in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on the date of the application and of publication of the register;
  • be a British, Irish, Commonwealth Citizen, or a citizen of the European Union;
  • be aged at least 16 years of age (although only able to vote from the age of 18).
  • supply their date of birth and National Insurance Number - this information is then verified against other government databases.

If you are a British citizen resident overseas then you must apply to be an overseas elector. As long as you were registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote from Overseas. Please contact the Elections office for application forms and advice or go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are a member of the British Army, the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, you can register as a service voter, this allows you to register at an address in the UK (for a period of five years) whilst posted abroad. Alternatively you can complete an application as elector and be added to the register at your home address in the UK. Please contact the Elections office or your 'Unit Registration officer' for further advice if required or visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.