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Help wanted to deliver democracy

4 June 2021

The NSW Electoral Commission is recruiting more than 30,000 people across NSW to deliver the 2021 Local Government elections.

We need enthusiastic people with excellent customer service skills.  There are a range of jobs available and you may be marking names off the electoral roll, managing an entire polling place or being a ballot box guard,” said Wayne Morgan, the Commission’s Director – Election Support Services.

There’s jobs on election day, of course, but there’s also positions to be filled that begin up to eight weeks before the election.

All staff complete training, form part of a larger team working together to deliver the election and are paid at a competitive rate."

Election officials perform a range of tasks on election day, including:

  • providing information to voters
  • sorting and counting ballot papers
  • supporting voters as they cast their vote
  • working together to implement COVID-safe practices.

If you’re available to work on Saturday, 4 September and enrolled to vote, you can submit an expression of interest to work as an election official. You don’t need previous experience, but many of our election day staff enjoy it so much, they return election after election,” said Mr Morgan.

Work is available across most of NSW and interested applicants can submit an expression of interest now by visiting the NSW Electoral Commission's website.

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