Dorset Council is looking for people to help out on election day by working at polling stations.

Residents will be taking to the polls on May 2 as they seek to elect 82 councillors as well as over 150 town and parish councillors and a new police and crime commissioner.

However, the council is still looking to fill several roles at its polling stations.

A spokesperson for Dorset Council said: "Each year we employ hundreds of staff at election time to make sure that the process is run smoothly, in an open and transparent way.

"We still have a number of roles available and would love to hear from you if you're interested in working with us, particularly if you have previous experience working in a polling station.

"Not only is it a great way to earn some extra money, but also a great opportunity to meet people and work as part of a team.

"On election day, we will be manning over 300 polling stations, based all over the Dorset Council area. As a member of the polling team, you will help to ensure everyone who is entitled to vote is able to, without facing barriers."

To be eligible to work at the polling stations, residents must be over 18 years of age and not have worked on behalf of a candidate during the election campaign.

Polling station staff are responsible for making sure voting procedures are correctly followed and must have their polling station ready to open for 7am, and work until the polls close at 10pm.

There are also some opportunities to work as counting assistants which involves counting the votes cast at polling stations, together with any postal votes.

For more information on working at the election or to sign up visit Dorset Council's website.