Get involved

On this page you can find out information about how you can get involved with elections.

Guidance for candidates standing for election, and their agents, including nomination forms and how to comply with spending rules can be found on the Electoral Commission's web pages.

Important Diary dates for 2017 General Election

Nomination papers are available from the Civic Offices, Fleet.

Nomination papers can be submitted between 10.00am on Monday 8 May 2017 until 4.00pm on Thursday 11 May 2017.

If you are a prospective Independent Parliamentary Candidate or party agent you are invited to our agents briefing to be held at the Civic Offices on Friday 12 May at 4.00pm. Please contact the Electoral Services immediately with your details.

Recruitment for elections

We sometimes need temporary election staff. This is usually at election time and when we're preparing the new electoral register.

If you are interested in working for us at election time please complete the election staff online application form, and then either post back, or scan and email, a completed bank details form. We will make sure that we add your details to our list and consider you for future vacancies.

Election staff

Before the election

Elections are usually on the first Thursday of May. This year, we will also need staff for the General Election on Thursday 8 June. In the run-up to the elections and on election day, we need:

These posts may be fixed or variable hours for one day or a number of days to be agreed.  

Payments are around:

  • £240 for a presiding officer
  • £150 for a poll clerk

Election Fee Summary 2017

  • Fees paid are the same across Hampshire and are agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight election fees working party.

Hampshire & IOW Fee Structure

If you have any enquiries regarding electoral services please contact us:-

Electoral and Registration Services
Civic Offices
Harlington Way
GU51 4AE

Telephone 01252 774077 or email

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