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Workers needed for the NSW State election

Are you free on Saturday 23 March this year to work at the NSW State election?

Would you like to earn nearly $400 to help deliver democracy?

The NSW Electoral Commission is urgently seeking people to work as election officials on election day.

Election officials:

  • provide great customer service and keep accurate records
  • ensure electors are correctly marked off the authorised roll and issued with the appropriate ballot papers
  • help sort and count ballot papers and decommission the voting centre at the end of the day.

NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt said election officials were particularly needed across several regions and he encouraged people to take up the opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

"Successful applicants will be provided with all necessary training," he said.

"We don’t require people to have any prior experience of working at an election but they must be enrolled to vote."

There are nearly 40 out of 93 electoral districts across the state where more applications for election official positions are needed.

These districts cover the following geographical regions:

Sydney Metro
Western suburbs, Eastern suburbs, the Inner West, North Shore and Northern Beaches.

Hawkesbury, South Coast, Broken Hill, Bourke, Cobar, Narrabri, Walgett, Gilgandra, Bega, Dubbo and Central Coast.

Election officials start at 7.15am and work until the ballot paper count is completed that evening.

To register your interest go to elections.nsw.gov.au

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