Volunteers are needed to take part in verification count next week and council will pay them for their efforts.

Torridge District Council is scouring the district for people able to assist at the verification count for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections next week.

People will go to the polls on Thursday, May 5, and the count will take place after polling stations close.

The verification count will take place at Langtree Parish Hall and people will be required to assist between 9.45pm to 1.45am.

They will be paid £60 for taking part plus travel expenses to and from the venue.

No experience is necessary as training and supervision will be provided on the night.

The council is also looking for people to help out at the EU Referendum Poll on June 23 in roles as poll clerks, presiding officers, verification and count assistants.

Training will be provided for all roles, but presiding officers will need at least two years previous experience as a poll vlerk for this specific role.

All roles will be paid with travel expenses also applicable for certain duties.

Contact the council’s election team on 01237 428739 or email elections@torridge.gov.uk to find out more.