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.
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 we will contact you to provide evidence that you are entitled to work in the UK. Once we have this information you will receive an email asking asking you to create a staff personnel account.
Before the election
Elections are usually on the first Thursday of May. In the run-up to the elections and on election day, we need to employ the following:
- Presiding officers (job description)
- Poll clerks (job description)
- Count assistants (job description)
These posts may be fixed or variable hours for one day or a number of days to be agreed.
Payments are around:
- £255 for a presiding officer
- £160 for a poll clerk
Fees paid are the same across Hampshire and are agreed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight election fees working party.
We compile a new electoral register every year between August and November when we ask people to let us know who should be registered at their property. We need Electoral Records Officers to help us with this work. The role of an Electoral Records Officer is to visit properties across Hart to obtain information about residents who have not completed an annual canvass form, this is done using a tablet which we will provide.
If you are interested in this role, please complete the Electoral Records Officer application form, and then we will contact you to provide evidence that you are entitled to work in the UK. Once we have this information you will receive an email asking asking you to create a staff personnel account.
If you are appointed, you will also need to provide a jpeg photograph of yourself so that we can produce your ID card.
Entitlement to work in the UK
If we appoint you to one of these positions, you will have to show you are entitled to work in the UK. You will need to provide one of the following:
- A UK passport;
- A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland, plus an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number along with your full name;
- Your UK Gov share code to show your immigration status - Prove your right to work to an employer: get a share code - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please contact us with any queries or look at this government guidance regarding other suitable right to work documentation - An employer's guide to right to work checks (publishing.service.gov.uk)
If you have any enquiries regarding working for us please contact us:-
Electoral and Registration Services
Telephone 01252 774073, 01252 774157 or 01252 774158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org