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Working at an election

The Returning Officer in Fife is responsible for administering all local and national elections in Fife. We’re looking for people aged 18 and over from all walks of life who would like the opportunity to work with us to deliver elections. You could be a Fife Council employee, a student, a retiree or just someone interested in getting involved. It's a great opportunity to see democracy in action and you'll receive training to make sure that you are confident in any role that you are appointed to undertake.

Once you are on the Election Staff database there is no need to reapply – the Returning Officer will contact you before every election to ask if you are available to work.

If you are currently on the Elections Staff database and no longer wish to work at Elections, please contact the Electoral Services team by emailing and they will arrange to have your named removed.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • If you are not employed by Fife Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance number, and either your original passport or relevant supporting information which confirms you are entitled to work in the UK.
  • Election staff must not work for or on behalf of a candidate or political party during an election campaign, nor be related to any prospective candidate.

Available roles

There are a several roles which you can apply for including:

  • Presiding Officer
  • Poll Clerk
  • Enumerator

If you would like more information on working at elections, please see our FAQs. If you would like to apply, please complete this form and a member of the Electoral Services team will be in touch:

Staff Application Form

Information we will hold about you

We will keep information about you for electoral purposes only. To find out how we store your personal data, please read our privacy statement.


Contact Details 

Electoral Services Team