Residents young and old are being invited to sign up and experience working on an election day by joining the Erewash team for the local elections on Thursday 6 May.

The election day will see voters go to the ballot box to elect Derbyshire County Councillors, make their choice for the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner and elect parish councillors in some areas – while in Little Eaton residents will also have a say on their village’s Neighbourhood Plan.

Erewash Borough Council organises polling day within Erewash and has appealed for residents to help staff the various roles that are available at polling stations and at the count venue:

  • Presiding Officers
  • Poll Clerks/Polling Station COVID-19 secure attendants
  • Verification Assistants
  • Count Assistants
  • Postal Vote Assistants

Staff must be over the age of 18 to work in a Polling Station, but only 16 or over to work as a count, verification or postal assistant – making those roles an ideal opportunity for students to earn some extra money.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:

“This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to work at the upcoming elections and see the process first-hand. All roles will be carried out in a Covid-19 safe environment in line with the regulations at the time. People who want to work at the elections should contact our elections team at the earliest opportunity.”

Polling Station staff will be required to perform additional duties to ensure health and safety standards are met and will be required to wear face coverings throughout the day.

Information about working at the May 2021 elections can be found at If you are interested in applying for any of the positions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.