Information about the Poll Clerk job role.
Job Title: Poll Clerk
Job type: Administrative
Key responsibilities and activities
- Ensure that voters are able to cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere.
- Ask for and check voter identification before issuing ballot papers.
- Ensuring electors understand the new voter identification requirements including what constitutes an acceptable form of ID.
- Ensuring electors are able to present their ID in private when requested.
- Comply with any instructions from the Presiding Officer and/or Returning Officer.
- Ensure that all electors are treated with respect and receive the same experience wherever they are and whatever time they vote.
- You must always ensure the secrecy and security of the ballot.
- Deal with members of the public in a helpful, polite, and professional manner.
- Support disabled voters use any special equipment or devices.
- You cannot be employed if you have carried out any duties on behalf of any political party or candidate at the election.
Hours / days required
Training: 1 to 2 hours
Polling day: 6:30am to 10:30pm (16 hours)
The Elections Office will seek to place staff in polling stations that are convenient for them.
Person specification for the Poll Clerk job role
|Desirable: Working knowledge of the electoral process
Skills and abilities
|Essential: Ability to carry out work as instructed, even under pressure.
Desirable: Experience of working at a polling station
- Ability to remain politically neutral
- Good timekeeping
- Able to travel to your polling station at the required times
Desirable: Diplomacy and tact when working with members of the public.
How to apply
You can only apply online - we do not accept CVs. To complete the online form you will need a valid e-mail address.
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