Apply here to work at this year’s local elections

Tuesday, 14 March, 2023

Are you interested in working at this year’s local elections?

The Borough of Havant will be going to the polls on Thursday 4 May and we are recruiting temporary staff to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

We're looking for people to help us on the day to either work in our polling stations across the borough or help in the evening at the election count.  You do not need any previous experience as training will be given.

Polling stations open from 7.00am until 10.00pm on the day of the poll, with the counting of votes taking place after that.

  • Poll Clerks – will be required from 6am until approximately 10.30pm. During that time, you will be expected to greet members of the public in a helpful, polite and professional manner, support the Presiding Officer throughout the day.  When electors arrive, you will be required to check their photo ID, find and mark their name in the register and issue ballot papers, ensuring that electors cast their votes in secret before placing them in the ballot box

Poll clerks will be paid £187 + £25 for completing training

  • Count Assistants – will be required to attend the count venue in the centre of Havant at 8:30pm to undertake training prior to the count taking place.  You will then assist in the verification and counting process (further instructions will be provided). This work will be under the direction of a Count Supervisor.  The count will commence at 10pm on Thursday 4 May and is likely to continue until around 2.30am on Friday 5 May. You will be required to stay until released by your supervisor.

Count assistants will be paid £17.50 per hour or part of.

If you are aged 18 or over,  can work impartially at all times and are interested in  working for us during the local elections, please visit our website to find out more and to complete the application form to register your interest. One of the elections team will contact you.

Please note appointments will be made in order of applications received.

Find out more here.