Casual election staff

Helping voters to cast their votes and ensuring that election day runs smoothly.

Annual canvass starting in July 2019

Would you like to be part of our team for the annual canvass? 

We are preparing for the canvass this year and would love to hear from you if you would like to help us to make sure that all of our residents have checked and updated the information that appears on the electoral register for their address.

 

We are looking for people to work as canvas staff, poll clerks and presiding officers and to help with counting votes. If you are interested in becoming involved we would love to hear from you.

 

General requirements for election or canvassing staff

Canvass staff

Polling station staff

Counting staff

 


Requirements

If you undertake election or canvassing duties you must:

 

Polling and count staff must not work on behalf of a candidate or political party during an election campaign, nor be related to a prospective candidate.

 

All staff will be required to sign their agreement to maintain the secrecy of the poll.

 

Canvass staff

Every summer and autumn we employ canvassers to make personal visits to properties where the occupants have not responded to the annual canvass form.  This is to ensure that the information on the electoral register is as accurate and up to date as possible.

 

What we'll pay

We'll pay you £11.35 an hour.

 

What else you'll get

  • Reasonable mileage expenses


 

Polling station staff

Are you interested in helping to run elections in the Uttlesford District? We are looking for people to help run our polling stations or assisting in the counting of votes. 

 

Polling station staff are responsible for the conduct of the ballot in each polling station.  There will be a Presiding Officer  and at least one Poll Clerk at each station. On election day polling station staff are required to work from around 6am until after 10pm without leaving the polling station. You will also be required to attend a mandatory training session. 

 

What we'll pay

Rates of pay vary. We'll pay you a flat fee of around £150 as a Poll Clerk and around £190 as a Presiding Officer.

 

What else you'll get

  • Reasonable mileage expenses


 

Counting staff

Counting staff are employed to count the votes either overnight following the election or the day after.  This role requires high levels of concentration and accuracy.

 

What we'll pay

Rates of pay vary depending on the role and the type of election.

 

If you are interested in this job we have a short form for you to fill in. Just complete it and we'll get back to you.


 

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