Working at elections

The Electoral Services are always looking to recruit staff to work at the polling station on election days, and in the count. If you're interested, please let us know.

Working at a Polling Station: Polling station staff must be on duty from 6:45am until shortly after 10pm on the day of the election. All staff employed to work at a polling station will also be required to attend a training session.

Working at the Count: Counting assistants are responsible for counting the votes cast at polling stations, as well as the postal votes received. Verification & Counting may take place after the polls close (10pm on polling day), or the following morning.


Who can apply?

To work at elections, you must;

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be entitled to work in the UK (in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996)
  • not be employed by or related to a potential candidate
  • not work on behalf of a candidate or political party to work as polling or count staff
  • consent to working in excess of the normal working hours provided for by the working time directive

How to apply

If you are interested, please contact us by completing the form below:

Working in an election: online application form  

What will happen after I apply?

We will consider a person's experience, availability and where they live in offering a role.

We often have more applications than vacancies and if someone is not given a role then they will be added to our staffing list to fill vacancies if they come up. Being appointed to work at an election is not a guarantee of work at future elections.


Further information

For further information, please contact us: or call Huw Roberts on 01286679623 for a chat.