Apply to work at elections

Get involved in Buckinghamshire elections.

For each election, the Returning Officer appoints polling and counting staff as well other roles such as clerks to open postal votes.

Available positions may include:

Polling staff

The polling staff are responsible for the conduct of the ballot in each polling station, making sure that the proper procedure for voting is followed. On election day polling staff are required to work from 6:30am until after 10pm without leaving the polling station. They are also required to attend a training session for national elections.

Counting staff

Counting staff are employed to count the votes at the time and place appointed by the Returning Officer. This usually takes place on the night of election, and for Buckinghamshire wide elections will continue through to the early hours of the morning, or during the day following the election.

Postal vote staff

Staff are employed to open postal votes - this usually takes place during the day time only, prior to the election.

Canvass staff

Each autumn, canvassers are employed by the Electoral Registration Officer to visits properties where the occupants have not returned their annual canvass form. This is to ensure that all eligible residents are registered, and that those who are no longer eligible for inclusion on the register are removed.

Make an application

Contact us to register your interest in working at elections on [email protected].

You will need to tell us:

  • your details
  • any experience you have in working at elections in the past
  • any relevant experience to the roles listed