Last year, various local elections and polls were postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They are now going ahead on 6 May 2021, and local authorities are looking for paid volunteers to fill a number of different roles between 6 May – 10 May. They need your help to make sure the polls can run in a COVID-secure and effective way.
Safe and secure elections are a cornerstone of democracy and this is a great opportunity for people across Liverpool City Region to play their part in ensuring democracy is not cancelled because of COVID-19.
If you are over 18 and entitled to work in the UK you could be a:
- Poll Clerk – support the Presiding Officer who is responsible for the conduct of the ballot and making sure everyone who is entitled to vote is able to, without facing barriers or undue influence.
- Counting Assistant – employed to verify and count the votes cast at polling stations.
Pay offered will vary by role and local authority but is likely to be between a maximum of £135 and £250 per day. Please only apply if you are available to work between 6 – 10 May.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 11th April. To find out more about the positions and to apply, head to the Cabinet Office survey via this link.