Thursday, 31 March 2011

Make your efforts count for elections in Leeds

A limited number of staff are still needed to help at elections taking place in Leeds this year on May 5.

Temporary paid opportunities are available for a variety of different jobs, such as counting or opening postal votes.

This year’s local elections take place on Thursday May 5 and checking of votes will take place on the night, with the count taking place on Friday May 6.

It will be a busy time for the council as it hosts its own elections, town & parish council polls, and the local vote for a national referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting system.

There are a number of support roles available, including:
• Working in polling stations
• Verifying and counting votes
• Opening and verifying postal votes
• Inspecting polling stations
Casual staff are required for a number of dates ranging from 26 April to 6 May.
You have to be aged over 18 to apply and you can find full details and download an application form here on the council’s website: employment at elections in Leeds Alternatively, you can call 0113- 395 2858 or email

The Electoral Commission plans to deliver public information booklets this year to all UK households about the local elections and referendum in advance of the polls. To find out more or to download a copy of the booklet go to

For media enquiries please contact:
Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335