12th Nov, 2019

Residents across Bromsgrove and Redditch are being urged to play their part in elections

Bromsgrove Editorial 18th Feb, 2018

RESIDENTS across Bromsgrove and Redditch are being urged to play their part in elections, writes Rhys Goodfellow.

Hundreds of staff are taken on each year by the two councils, ensuring the smooth running of the elections, including a variety of jobs such as poll clerks, counters, presiding officers, runners and more.

Anyone who is interested in being paid to work at this year’s Redditch Borough Council election or next year’s one in Bromsgrove District can attend a training session on February 21, 22 or 23.

These sessions will outline in detail what is involved in the roles.

A mock polling station will be set up to give attendees the chance to experience marking a register, issuing ballot papers and an overview of how the count works.

After the sessions, attendees can then decide to put their name down for this year’s election.

There will also be advanced sessions for those who have previously worked at an election.

Electoral services manager Darren Whitney said during election time a large number of people were relied on.

“It doesn’t matter if you have no experience, if you’re interested in this year’s election, come along and see what is on offer.”

To book or for more information, email elections@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or call 01527 881421.

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