We often recruit extra staff to help us to run an election. There are a number of different roles available.
We hold a database of staff who we contact before an election. However, we always looking for enthusiastic staff to help us fill our vacancies.
There are a variety of roles available during an election:
Presiding Officer or Poll Clark
Polling staff are responsible for conducting the ballot in each polling station. They make sure the proper procedure for voting is followed.
On election day, polling staff work from 6.30am until after 10.00pm. They cannot leave the polling station during these hours.
Polling staff must also attend a training session beforehand - even if they have done the role before.
|Counting and Verification Staff|
Counting and Verification staff count and check the votes after the close of poll. This is at the time and place chosen by the Returning Officer.
This can go through to the early hours of the morning or during the day after the election.
|Postal Vote Staff|
Postal vote staff are responsible for issuing and opening postal votes. This usually takes place in the day time.
To be able to undertake an elections role, you must be:
If you're unemployed, we suggest you contact your local benefits office before accepting an offer of employment.
Elections staff must not:
Many election roles take place outside of normal working hours. You will need to consent to working in excess of working hours as stated by the Working Time Directive.
Please read the job descriptions above.
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Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications.
When offering a role we will consider your experience, availability and where you live.
All appointments are temporary. They are undertaken on behalf of the Returning Officer or the Electoral Registration Officer.
You will not be employed by Fenland District Council. Although we keep a database of staff, there is no guarantee of work in future elections.
We often have more applications than vacancies. If you're not initially allocated to a role, you may be added to a staffing list to fill vacancies as they arise.