Counting on efforts of support staff for voting in Leeds

Opportunities are available to work behind the scenes at this year’s local and European elections in Leeds in May.

A number of paid positions still exist for people to work as counting assistants and in several other temporary posts for the elections, voting for which takes place on Thursday May 22.

Extra staff are needed to support the council’s elections team as they verify the votes cast in local and regional elections and then count them. People are also needed to work in polling stations on voting day (Thursday 22) in various areas of the city.

Counting takes place on Friday May 23 in the Leeds City Council local elections. This is followed on Sunday May 25 by the European count, which is being hosted at Leeds Town Hall for the entire Yorkshire and Humber region. Each of the 21 councils in the region will count their own votes, with their results being fed through to Leeds. They will then be calculated overall before being announced by regional returning officer Tom Riordan.

To find out more and to apply online or print an application form for posting, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Elections-2014.aspx Job descriptions and application forms are available by clicking the drop-down arrow to the left of the page or call 0113- 395 2858 or email electors@leeds.gov.uk

For media enquiries please contact:

Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335

e-mail: donna.cox@leeds.gov.uk