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Residents urged to sign up for polling station work in South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council is appealing for more people to come forward to work as poll clerks and presiding officers to help run polling stations on Thursday 2 May for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election. 

Hundreds of people have already signed up to work at the elections in South Oxfordshire.  However, there are still around 40 vacancies at polling stations across the district and the council needs to confirm arrangements as soon as possible.   Officers are particularly keen to hear from people who are available to work in Henley and the surrounding area.

The following positions are available to those who are 18 or over and entitled to work in the UK:

  • Presiding Officers: (previous experience preferred): £251.00 – Thursday 2 May, 6.15am to 10.30pm
  • Poll Clerks: £200 – Thursday 2 May, 6.15am to 10.30pm

Mark Stone, Returning Officer for South Oxfordshire, said: “We need to fill these roles as quickly as possible, so if you are available on 2 May and interested in working at the elections, please get in touch with our Elections team.”

The council would also welcome expressions of interest from people who would like to hear about job opportunities for the general election which is expected to take place later this year. 

For more information, including details on how to apply, visit or call 01235 422528.   

Please note, the council is unable to offer these roles to people who work for or are connected with a political party.