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 - £225 (including training fee and transportation of ballot box fee) 
  • Poll Clerk - £135 (not including training fee) 
  • Verification/Count Assistant - tbc
  • Runners - tbc


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 or post it to the address in the contact details section of this page. 

Last reviewed: 10 - 05 - 2017

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