Take a vote on working at this year’s elections - staff needed

Vote counters are needed for the elections

Vote counters are needed for the elections - Credit: Archant

Vote counters are needed in the West Norfolk area to help in the forthcoming elections in May.

The electoral services team at the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough council are inviting residents to apply to work at the elections on May 7.

Jobs available include presiding officer and poll clerk at polling stations across the borough or count assistant at Lynnsport on May 7 and 8.

Mary Colangelo, electoral services manager, explained: “These are without a doubt the biggest elections we have ever run. We are responsible for two parliamentary constituencies, 42 borough council wards with 62 borough councillors, plus 101 parish councils.

“We are looking for people who can help us in several roles. All training will be provided and people can earn a bit of extra money.”

Job descriptions for each position are available on the borough council’s website at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/elections along with expression of interest forms. Anyone appointed would need to prove eligibility to work in the UK and, if they are required to use their vehicle, they would also need to provide evidence of car insurance covering business use.