Boost Your Income - Count votes


This is the new forum thread for discussing the "Count votes" section in the guide:

The old thread can be seen here.
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  • Pinzy
    Pinzy Posts: 630 Forumite
    Well I called the electoral services of the local council, they asked me to email my contact details so I could be added to the list. We'll wait and see!
  • MSE_Sarah
    MSE_Sarah Posts: 327 MSE Staff
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  • rose28454
    rose28454 Posts: 4,948 Forumite
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    I have done both Polling clerk and counter and although counter is a shorter space of time I would only go for Poll Clerk again. I did the Brexit vote in a small village and although a long day was quite enjoyable. I got paid £120.00 plus £50.00 for the training evening that was only actually 2 hours.
    I recently did the count on the local elections and would not do it again. We started at 9.30 and finished at 3.10. It was £25.00 for the first hour and £12.50 oer 1/2 hour or part thereof. The count actually finished at 2.30 but they kept us there till 2.55 and the supervisor said stay till 3.10 and we will pay you till 3.30. But she knew a lot of the counters on my table and told them not to fill in their forms and that she would but she would count the time from 10.00p.m. So I decided to fill in and send my own form as we started at 9.30 not 10.00!
    Also the supervisors were all obviously connected with relatives who worked for the council and ours was a young lady who couldnt reven count and she got paid £10.00 and hour more than we did.
    A bit intimidating as candidates stand the other side of the table and lean over and one kept getting me to recount a pile. I was a bank teller for 15 years and can count quite quickly.
    Just my insight into the system
  • Ningaloo
    Ningaloo Posts: 180 Forumite
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    I applied to my local city council and was accepted within 48hrs. It was very easy to apply and I enjoyed the day. The count lasted from 8am until 5pm, quite a long day but it was with a nice bunch of people. My tip is wear something warm, they did not heat the area we counted in AND bring your own food & drink. Its a long day/night.
    Thank you to everyone who has helped me MoneySave
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