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Presiding Officers and Poll Clerks / Information Officers

Applications for poll staff for the above elections are now invited.

The hours of the poll will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and appointed staff must report to the polling place at least 30 minutes before the start of the poll.

The fees to be paid are shown below and include a payment of £30 for attending an online training session which will be held approximately 7-10 days before the elections.

Applicants must not be active at or about the elections on behalf of any of the candidates or parties, nor be related to any candidate.

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit an application as soon as possible via the online form

Application Form

Submission of an application form does not guarantee an appointment.

Letters of appointment will be issued to successful applicants approximately 3 weeks before the day of poll.

Please note that if you are appointed there is no guarantee that you will be allocated to work in the polling place where you would normally vote.  You should therefore consider applying for a postal vote to secure your own vote.  The application form:

Apply for a Postal Vote

Risk assessments will be carried out and polling staff will be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Joyce White
Returning Officer

February 2021

Position Payment
Presiding Officer No.1 £305 gross
Presiding Officer £285 gross
Poll Clerk £195 gross