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Election Staffing Opportunities

We are currently in the process of reviewing our staffing database for future elections. 


If you are interested in working at elections or for the Electoral Registration Team during canvass, please click the below link and complete the Election Staffing Interest form. This will need to be completed by new staff who are interested and those who have previously worked for us.


If you do not complete the form below you will not be added to the database and will not be contacted to work at any future elections. Please complete the form as soon as possible.


Election Staffing Interest Form

Presiding Officer (Polling Station)

Three years experience as a Poll Clerk is required for this post.


Please note that hours of work would be from 6.30am to 10.30pm.


Poll Clerk (Polling Station)

Assisting the Presiding Officer with duties at the Polling Station.


Please note that hours of work would be from 6.30am to 10.30pm


Count Staff

Ballot paper verification, counting ballot papers and any other count duties as required.


This includes overnight work and/or weekend work.


Canvassing Staff

Canvassers will be making direct contact with residents. The Electoral Registration Officer is required to undertake an annual canvass of residential addresses in the Vale of Glamorgan to attain the names and addresses of persons who are entitled to be registered but who currently are not and details of those persons who are registered but are not entitled to be.


The October canvass will take place over 3 weeks (Canvassers will have some flexibility on which days they work).


As a Canvasser you will be paid £1, per property. You will also be granted a fuel allowance.


Applicants must fit the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over

  • Have access to a vehicle

  • Willing to work anywhere in the Vale

  • Have the right to work (ID checks will be made)

  • Have the ability to use a tablet and our Paticip8 database (training will be provided)



If you would like a PDF or paper copy of the form or have any queries please email or telephone Chelsie-Louisa Webber on: 01446 709570.


All election recruitment is now completed online, therefore please ensure you provide a valid email address as all correspondence will be sent electronically. 



New – Electoral Services Privacy Statement 

On behalf of the Returning Officer, the Electoral Registration Team will only use the information you give us for electoral recruitment purposes in compliance with our legal obligations.  We will look after your personal information securely and we will adhere to data protection legislation.  We will not give personal information about you or any personal information you may provide to us in relation to other people to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law or we are authorised to do so by you. Electoral Services Privacy Notice.


If you have been offered a position for an upcoming election, please complete and return the forms below.



If you have been asked to be a presiding officer for an upcoming election, please see the ballot paper account exercise below