We employ many staff to work at elections, for example:
These staff are employed to carry out duties at polling stations. Staff are responsible for making sure that the proper procedure for voting is followed both in polling stations and after the close of poll at the Count.
On election day, polling staff are required to work from 6.30am until 10pm without leaving the polling station. Staff are also required to complete an e-training session.
Staff are also employed to assist in counting the votes. This role requires high levels of concentration and accuracy.
Apply to work at elections
Print and complete the application form and return it to us
Rates of pay
The rates of pay for election staff vary depending on the job role and the type of election. For example, a poll clerk fee in 2018 is £132 and the standard counting fee for a daytime election count is £10 per hour for a counting assistant.