Title: Poll Clerks and Presiding Officers
Job Location: London
Job Type: Full Time
Southwark Council are looking for people who are interested in signing up for their pool of polling station staff.
Each polling station has a Presiding Officer who is responsible for the overall running of the polling station and at least two Poll Clerks.
Presiding Officers are usually experienced polling station staff with a comprehensive knowledge of the voting process and electoral law. They must be able to manage a small team of poll clerks, ensure equal access is provided to all voters, liaise appropriately with tellers, political party agents and polling station inspectors and maintain the secrecy of the ballot.
Poll Clerks work under the direction of the Presiding Officer. They hand out ballot papers, make accurate records of ballot papers handed to each voter, answer voter’s questions, manage the entry and exit of voters into and out of the polling station, and keep the polling station clean and tidy.
Polling hours are from 7am until 10pm. Poll staff will work for 16 hours on election day and must arrive at their allocated polling station premises at 6am to set up. Staff are not permitted to leave the premises during the hours of poll and are required to provide their own refreshments.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0207 701 2982.