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.

Fees

  • £270 (this includes transport and training fees)

Fees are currently under review and will be confirmed in your appointment letter.

 Presiding officer role profile [PDF, 122KB]

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.

Fees

  • £175 (this includes training fees)

Fees are currently under review and will be confirmed in your appointment letter.

 Poll clerk role profile [PDF, 160KB]

 

Polling staff applications are now closed for this year's local elections. If you have been appointed we will contact you by the end of March. If you aren’t appointed, we will add you to the reserve list.

Counting assistant

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

Fees

  • £100

Fees are currently under review and will be confirmed in your appointment letter.

 Counting Assistant role profile [PDF, 92KB]

 

Counting assistant applications are now closed for this year's local elections. If you have been appointed we will contact you by the end of March. If you aren’t appointed, we will add you to the reserve list.