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JOBS | Staff required for May elections

Do you have a free day on Thursday 2 May? We're looking to appoint paid polling staff for the local council elections to operate a polling station from 7am to 10pm.

It's an important role, ensuring local people are able to cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere. You need to arrive at the polling station here in the Derbyshire Dales at 6.15am and you are not permitted to leave during polling hours.

A presiding officer will earn £220 and poll clerk £184, plus a tax free payment of £10 for travel in both cases. We'll give full training for both roles. There is also an additional payment of £30 and £20 respectively if your station has both a district and parish/town election.

Find out more about the roles:

Alternatively, you can apply to work on the count of votes, which will take place at Wirksworth Leisure Centre, starting soon after polling stations close at 10pm and continuing into the early hours of 3 May. You cannot work on the count if you have already worked at a polling station.

Counting assistants earn £100, with an additional hourly sum if the count goes on beyond 3.30am.


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