Working at the Election May 2017.

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Are you registered to vote?
If you are then would you like the opportunity to earn some extra money?

If you have ever voted in an election you will have come across the staff that help throughout the whole day – have you ever considered working at a Polling Station as a Poll Clerk?

Poll Clerks help the Presiding Officer set up polling booths: check and mark each person as they vote; stamp and issue ballot papers to voters, making sure they bear the official mark; ensure that voters cast their votes in secret; answer any questions in a friendly and professional way; show people how to vote; and maintain the secrecy and security of the ballot.

It is a long day, usually from 6.30am until at least 10pm when the voting finishes but you could earn at least £100.  It is worth noting that after two or three years’ experience as a poll clerk you can then apply to be a Presiding Officer which means more money.

Don’t leave it until a week before the election to apply to your local Elections and Registration Office, the positions will probably already be filled.  Give them a call or send an email telling them you are interested.  A training session is offered before Election Day.

If you would like more information please contact Helen at Democratic Services, Warwickshire County Council.

helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk
01926 412323

Do you want to vote?

 

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Why Should I Vote?

By voting on May 4th 2017, you get to have a say about what goes on in Warwickshire, who makes decisions on your behalf and who will represent your views throughout the County.

Councillors are elected to represent local residents – and you can vote for the person who you think will represent you the best.

Every vote counts so if you don’t vote then the person you want will have less chance of getting elected.  Someone will be elected whether you vote or not.  By registering to vote you can give your voice to the process.

How do I vote?

You’ll receive a polling card which will tell you where to go on Election Day. Take the card along to your polling station any time between 7am -10pm to cast your vote.

BUT

If you don’t register, you can’t vote.

If you’re not yet registered to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  and fill in your details.

Make sure you do this before 5pm on Thursday 13th April 2017

 

If you don’t register then you won’t be able to vote 

 

What does a Councillor Do?

We recently asked if residents understood the role of a councillor; so we have put together some brief information about councillors.

In May 2017 you will have the opportunity to vote for new County Councillors who are responsible for services across the whole county, like:

– education
– transport
– planning
– fire and public safety
– social care
– libraries
– waste management
– trading standards

County Councillors have a very important role, playing a key role in how things are done in Warwickshire. The five main areas are listed below –

1) They represent their local community
2) They are involved in the decision making process
3) They develop and review Council policies
4) They scrutinise Council decisions
5) They take part in community leadership and engagement

If you would like more information please contact Democratic Services via our twitter account or email democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

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