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Election Officials

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to review the upper age limit on working at a polling station or as an election count official in the light of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. (114839)

There is no set upper age limit for being employed to work in a polling station or at an election count, and the Government have no plans either to review this, or to introduce any limit.

The employment of election staff is a matter for individual returning officers.