Apply to work at an election

We are always looking to recruit staff to assist at the elections and anyone who is over the age of 18 can apply. If you are interested please email your contact details to and we will be in touch when a vacancy becomes available.

Roles include:

Poll clerk - election day: 6.15am - 10pm, plus training beforehand

Presiding officer - election day: 6.15am - 10pm, plus training session beforehand

Postal vote opening clerk - opening sessions during the day leading up to election day

Counting assistants - during the day or overnight, depending on the election

Polling staff cannot be employed if they are related to a prospective candidate or have worked on a candidate's behalf during an election campaign.

A job description for each role can be found in the download panel below.

Last updated 1 February 2024
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