Recruitment for elections

During election time we may need to recruit temporary staff. If you are interested in working for us, please contact our Elections Team on electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk or call 01730 234350. We will make sure your details are added to our database and you are considered for future vacancies.

Election staff

Elections are generally held on the first Thursday of May each year, although sometimes staff are required for unscheduled elections at short notice. These roles may have fixed or variable hours which will be advised at the time of recruitment.

Staff are needed to help at the polling stations (Presiding Officers and Polls Clerks), and to count votes (Count Assistants and Supervisors). To apply for one of these roles please complete the below application form:

Once you have completed the application form please return it to us either by email to electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk or by post to Elections Team, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX.

The rates of pay for these roles are the same across Hampshire and agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight election fees working party.

Entitlement to work in the UK

If you are appointed to any of these positions, you will have to show you are entitled to work in the UK. You will need to provide one of the following:

  • A valid passport
  • A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland, plus an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number
  • A residence permit, registration certificate or document showing you are entitled to live in the UK permanently

If you do not have any of the above, please contact us for more information, by email at electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk or by phone on 01730 234350.