Work at Elections

We are always looking to recruit staff to assist around Election and Canvass times. If you are interested in working on either of these please read the following information.

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Election Staff 

For each election, the Returning Officer appoints polling and counting staff, and some staff members for other duties e.g. clerks for the opening of postal votes.

Polling Staff

The Polling staff are responsible for the conduct of the ballot in each polling station, making sure that the proper procedure for voting is followed. On election day polling staff are required to work from 6:30am until after 10pm without leaving the polling station. They are also required to attend a training session.

Counting Staff

Counting staff are employed to count the votes on the day and at the time and place appointed by the Returning Officer. This can take place on the night of election through to the early hours of the morning or during the day following the election.

Postal Vote Staff

Staff are employed to open postal votes.

Canvass Staff

Staff are employed to work within the Breckland District collecting household information.

How to apply

If you are interested in election work, please read all the information in the job descriptions below and complete our online application form

Job Descriptions

Application Form

Right to Work Documentation

Please note that if you are interested in applying for one or more of these positions you will need to provide the document/s as detailed on the Right to Work documentation page as proof that you are eligible to work in the UK (please click link below).


Last updated: 18/12/2020 13:23:51