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Staff sought to ensure smooth operation of General Election in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is looking to add to its bank of staff ready to assist with the smooth running of the city's polling stations and the vote count for the forthcoming UK Parliamentary Election, on Thursday 4 July.

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With around 1500 people needed to staff more than 450 polling stations across the city and a further 1000 needed to facilitate the vote count at the Emirates Arena, it's a sizeable task to make elections happen in Scotland's largest local authority.

The Elections Office relies on Glasgow family staff and citizens to help facilitate a fair, transparent and successful count, particularly at polling stations and during the count once the polls have closed.

In addition, a recent change in legislation has meant that for certain elections, like the UK Parliamentary Election, photographic ID must be shown by voters. This means that more staff are needed at polling stations to support voters and ensure the smooth running of their operations.

Roles available include polling station staff who set up the polling station before the polls open at 7am, issue ballot papers, mark the electoral registers and generally support voters, making sure they know what to do. This role has a real community feel to it and means that you will get to speak with lots of people from your local area.

Enumerators work at the count centre, which for this election is the Emirates Arena. They will work overnight, once the polls close to open ballot boxes, sort and count the votes.

All roles are paid but vary depending on the job and type of poll. For this election polling station staff rates start at £266 and count enumerators are £130 (subject to tax.)

No previous experience is necessary and full training will be provided. Once appointed people will be invited to take part in online training, with a number of sessions available at convenient times during the two weeks before the General Election is to take place.

To work at elections, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a National Insurance Number, a valid email address, and have the right work in the UK (proof required.)

To express your interest in a role and to find out more, please visit our website to complete an online form and sent via email.

We will need your full name, address, contact phone number and details of any previous election employment experience and the role you held.

If you have worked at an election in recent years, the Elections Office will have your details recorded and will be contacting you shortly to ascertain your availability on 4 July. There is no need to register again.

Susanne Millar, Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council and the city's Returning Officer, has asked people to support this important democratic process. She said: "Our democracy depends on thousands of people who work in a variety of roles across the administration of elections.

Last modified on 09 July 2024

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