We Need You!

This is your opportunity to get involved in Guernsey’s first ever Island-wide election, and to be a part of history in the making!

Because of the move to Island-wide voting more people are needed than in previous years. The election team is looking to recruit volunteers now in order to offer training in time for the October election.

Any opportunities to get involved in volunteering for the election will be published below.

Polling Station Volunteer
Section/Department Election 2020 Office
Responsible to Polling Station Officer
Time Commitment 4 hours over polling days 3, 4, 6 and 7 October and/or count days 8 October onwards.
Hours of Work Polling stations are open from 8am-8pm. Shifts are two hours each and volunteers will be required to complete a minimum of two shifts over the polling period.
Place of Work Volunteers will be placed at polling stations in the following parishes;
St Peter Port, Castel, St Saviours and St Sampson.
Role Specification Polling Station Volunteers are appointed to provide general assistance to voters at polling stations.
The role entails;
  • Assisting with the setup of the polling station
  • Aiding in the flow of people in and out of the polling station
  • Keeping the polling station clean and tidy
  • Answering queries from members of the public in a helpful, polite and impartial manner
  • Offering support to those with additional needs
  • Marking people off the Electoral Roll and issuing ballot papers
  • Helping with refreshments for other volunteers
The Polling Station Volunteer will work under the direction of the Polling Station Officer.
Person Specification Experience
No specific experience is necessary, but volunteers will need a basic understanding of the election.
Previous experience in a polling station setting is desirable but not essential. Personal attributes
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Friendly and professional approach
  • Punctual
  • Flexible and a team player
  • Reliable
Training The Election 2020 Office will provide a two hour training session for all volunteers new to the polling station role. Training will be held in September.
Other Criteria Anyone over the age of 16 can apply.

All interested applicants will be asked to complete an application form.

For further information on the role, and to obtain an application form, please contact the Election Office, on 01481 747579 or email [email protected].