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Working at elections

Working at elections

Canvass staff

Each Autumn canvassers are employed to make personal visits to properties where the occupants have not responded to the 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.

Election staff

For each election the Returning Officer appoints polling and counting staff and some staff for other duties, for example - clerks for the opening of postal votes and count security staff.

Polling station staff

The polling station 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 station staff are required to work from 6:15am until after 10pm without leaving the polling station. Sometimes poll clerks are employed from 5pm to 10pm.

Counting staff

Counting staff are employed to count the votes on the day and at the time appointed by the Returning Officer.

Postal votes staff

Staff are employed to open postal votes in accordance with the election timetable.

How to apply

Select the application form you want below and fill it in. 

Then email it to electoralservices@wokingham.gov.uk or post it to

The Electoral Services Manager
Wokingham Borough Council
P.O. Box 151
RG40 1BN

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