Election staff recruitment

Presiding officer

Presiding officers are responsible for the overall running of the polling station, at least one poll clerk and returning the ballot box.


  • £195
  • £50 for online training (required)
  • £13 for returning the ballot boxes

Poll clerk

Poll clerks are responsible for providing assistance to voters, setting up the polling station, issuing ballot papers and checking and marking voter's number in the register.


  • £115
  • £50 for online training (required)

 Presiding officer and poll clerk application form [PDF, 67KB]

Counting assistant

Counting assistants are responsible verifying and counting the votes after the close of poll. Hours vary depending on turnout and distribution of votes.


  • £90

 Counting assistant application form [PDF, 110KB]

If you aren't appointed, we'll add you to our reserve list.