How do I work 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, in an open and transparent way.
We're looking for new people to work with us and would love to hear from you if you're interested - you just need to sign up to our staff database.
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
You do not need to work for the Council already to work for elections.
We also stipulate that you cannot work for elections if you have campaigned on behalf of a candidate or party, nominated a candidate or have a personal relationship with an elected representative or candidate.
What roles are available?
Each year we have vacancies for a range of roles:
- Working in a polling station
- Opening and sorting postal votes (usually 3-4 days work)
- Counting votes overnight or the day after the election
How do I sign up?
To work for us - you need to sign up to our database. We'll then contact you to set up an online account.
Ahead of each election, we'll contact everyone on our database to ask for their availability and see what roles people are interested in doing.
View the Elections employment privacy notice.
How we allocate staff
Once staff have told us they're available, we'll allocate on a first-come, first-served basis.
If staff have expressed a preference for a particular role, or to work with certain colleagues, we will try to take that into account.
However, the needs of the overall election will take precedence and we will allocate staff as we need to to run the election.
For some particular roles allocations will be made based on previous experience and performance.
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