R U in2 democracy? Election Staff Vacancies
The Returning Officer for Medway Council is seeking applications of interest from members of the public who wish to be part of a pool of casual election staff and considered for casual election related work within the Borough on and around Polling Day.
At every election the Returning Officer relies on dedicated additional staff to support the democratic process. The vital roles played by these staff ensure the smooth running of the elections. Polling station staff ensure that voters are able to cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere whilst Count Assistants ensure the votes are counted in an accurate and efficient manner to ensure the result of the election is confirmed in a timely and responsive manner.
We welcome applications from Council staff or other residents of Medway as long as they are aged 18 by the date of the election.
All staff employed by the Returning Officer must be absolutely impartial and will be required to sign a statement to confirm that they have not and will not canvass for, assist or openly support a campaign for a particular political party or candidate at the forthcoming election. Election staff are entitled to belong to a political party but should not take an active part like being ward or constituency secretary for example.
Please see the attachment below for further information about the roles available.
The next scheduled elections are the Local and Parish elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday 31 July 2022.