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Staff training for elections

Welcome to the training page for the Portchester East by-election, taking place on Thursday 20 October.

All polling station staff are required to watch the training videos linked below - modules 1-5 are for Poll Clerks, Presiding Officers and Polling Station Inspectors, with module 6 being specifically for Presiding Officers and Inspectors (everyone is, however,  welcome to watch module 6).

The training videos are all YouTube and can be found via this link:

Polling Station staff training modules External Hyperlink

There are six modules in total, each covering the following:

Module 1 - Introduction

Module 2 - Polling Station Staff

Module 3 - The Polling Station and Safety

Module 4 - Voting Procedure

Module 5 - What Happens If

Module 6 - Presiding Officer


After watching the above videos, we will need to you to complete a short quiz based on what you have learned.  This isn't anything to worry about and will simply help us to gauge your understanding of the process.  Please note that we are only able to make your training payment of £40 if you have completed the quiz (the payment isn't dependent upon a 100% pass mark!).  Please access the quiz questions here:


Quiz for Polling Station staff PDF (102 KB)


Please either print the sheet off, circle your answers and email a scanned/photographed image of it to or alternatively type your answers in an email to us, ensuring they are correctly numbered.

Please note that if you are still unsure of anything after you have watched the modules, please get in touch with the Elections team.  

The Electoral Commission's Handbook for Polling Station Staff is also very useful and can be found here External Hyperlink.

Presiding Officers - ballot box drop-off

Address of ballot box drop-off is Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ.  Please drive into the Civic Offices car park, where you will be met and directed to the drop-off point.


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