People are getting the chance to play an important part behind the scenes in the forthcoming local and national elections as Leeds City Council begins its search for vote counters.
With local authority elections to take place on Thursday May 6th and the announcement of a General Election due in the near future, more counters than usual will be required.
Around 550 people in total are expected to be needed for the important task of checking and counting the votes and anyone over the age of 18 can put themselves forward. Fees will be paid.
Leeds City Council’s elections manager Alex Meek said:
“Many council staff will be helping out at the elections but members of the public are vital to the overall effort. This year in particular we will need a significant number of counting assistants as we will be hosting both local and national elections.”
In addition to the large number of counters required the council is also recruiting the extra people needed for a variety of other elections posts. They include poll clerks to work at polling stations and postal vote opening clerks.
To find out more about applying, call 0113- 395 2858 email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Leeds elections employment section on the council’s website, where you can also download an application form.
For media enquiries please contact:
Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335