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Working at the election

Are you interested in helping us run local and national elections? Each year we employ hundreds of staff at election time to make sure that the process is run smoothly.

Personal requirements

To work at the elections, you must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • have a national insurance number
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • be able to correspond via email, as all job information/appointments will be shared via email
  • have not campaigned on behalf of a candidate or party, nominated a candidate or have a personal relationship with an elected representative or candidate

You do not need to work for the council already to work for elections.

What roles are available?

We have a range of vacancies available to apply for (click the links to read the full description for each role):

Before the election: Hand delivery of Poll Cards

On polling day: Poll clerk and presiding officer

At the count: Count assistant, daytime and night 

Apply to work at the elections 

How we allocate roles

Once someone has made an application, we'll allocate the election roles that are available and get in touch via email to let you know if you have been successful. 

If you have expressed a preference for a particular role, or to work with certain colleagues, we will try to take that into account. For some roles allocations will be made based on previous experience and performance.

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