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Become an Election Worker


**Submissions have now closed - thank you to everyone who applied**

Fife Council runs all local and national elections in Fife. We're looking for people aged 18 and over from all walks of life who can work with us during elections. You could be a Fife Council employee, a student, a retiree or someone interested in getting involved.

The advice from the Scottish Government is that the upcoming Scottish Election will go ahead on 6th May 2021.

The ongoing Covid pandemic means we’ll need more staff than usual to run this vital democratic process effectively. We're looking for applicants to cover the five constituencies in Fife:

  • Cowdenbeath
  • Dunfermline
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Mid Fife and Glenrothes
  • North East Fife

We need more people because there will be more things to do in the polling stations. For example, the votes are being counted over several days instead of one night, this year. For the first time it'll be possible to carry out a role in a polling station and also at the count.

As well as increasing our general pool of election staff, we urgently need people for polling day duties in the North East Fife communities of Tayport, Newport, Guardbridge, Wormit, Ceres, St. Andrews, and others. And also, in the West Fife Villages communities of Kincardine, High Valleyfield, Cairneyhill, and others.

You'll be able to indicate on your application form if you're willing to travel out with your local area.

We need people who will always act impartially, be polite and professional with voters, candidates, agents and other officers.

Could you do the following jobs in polling stations?

  • Presiding Officer - responsible for making sure that voters can cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere
  • Clerk - assists the Presiding Officers to run the polling station
  • Election Auxiliary - assists the Poll Clerks to manage queues and sterilise polling booths and equipment throughout the day

Counting the ballot papers?

  • Senior Enumerator – is responsible for counting votes and working with officers to verify the number of ballot papers
  • Enumerator – responsible for counting votes