Working at elections - we are currently looking for staff

Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for staff to work at polling stations and at the count for the County Council elections on 4 May. 

Please click on the links below for more details. 

Rates of pay

  • Presiding Officer - £200 (not including training fee and transportation of ballot box fee) 
  • Poll Clerk - £135 (not including training fee) 
  • Verification and Count Assistant - £12 per hour 
  • Runners - £12 per hour

Eligibility 

You must be at least 18 years of age to work in a polling station, whereas you need only be 16 years of age to work as a counting assistant. If successful, before you start working, you will need to provide either:

  • your valid passport, or
  • your birth certificate and proof of National Insurance Number (eg. P60, P45, payslip, etc.).

Please also note:

  • Polling and count staff must not have worked in support of a political party/candidate at the election
  • Polling and count staff must consent to working in excess of the normal working hours provided for by the Working Time Directive.

How to apply 

Please take a moment to read the full Job Descriptions. Then download and complete the application form above and send to ElectionStaff@southandvale.gov.uk or post it to the address in the contact details section of this page. 

Last reviewed: 19 - 01 - 2017

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