Recruitment for elections

Page updated on: 14/02/2024

The Returning Officer for Carmarthenshire County 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.

Role and duties:

Roles include working in one of the numerous polling stations across the County as a Presiding Officer or Poll Clerk, working as a casual administrative assistant in the elections office, postal vote assistant involved with opening of postal votes or working as a count assistant sorting, verifying and counting votes cast after the election.

All staff are appointed and employed by the Returning Officer not Carmarthenshire County Council and as such the council’s normal recruitment policies and procedures do not apply to these temporary posts. 

We are currently reviewing our fees, and these will be updated shortly.


We are looking for polite and professional individuals with the following competencies:

  • Good communication/people skills
  • Ability to remain calm 
  • Attention to detail and understanding the importance of accuracy
  • Treating others impartially and with respect
  • Willing to attend all training provided

In addition to the above, all election staff must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be entitled to work in the UK (in accordance with the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996) and you must provide proof of right to work in the UK with the required evidence upon application.
  • Not work on behalf of a candidate during an election campaign
  • Polling and count staff must consent to working in excess of the normal working hours provided for by the working time directive

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in becoming involved, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply:

You can express your interest using our online form.

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