Additional staff needed for council elections

Additional staff needed for council elections

The NSW Electoral Commission are hiring additional staff to help deliver a COVID-safe local government election on December 4.

Director of Election Support Services Wayne Morgan said they are recruiting more than 30,000 people in line with their COVID-19 Safety Plan. So far, more than 20,000 people have expressed their interest.

Election officials will perform a range of tasks on election day, including providing information and assistance to voters, sorting and counting ballot papers and working together to implement COVID-safe practices.

"Extra staff will support people in checking-in and out of polling places, maintaining physical distancing and additional cleaning measures," Mr Morgan said.

"There are a range of opportunities available across the state. If you're enthusiastic about working with your community, it's an excellent way to earn some extra money and learn new skills.

"There are jobs available just on election day, of course, but there's also a range of positions to be filled over the next 10 weeks. Pay rates are very competitive and we provide training to staff who'll join a huge team working together to deliver the election.

"If you're available to work on Saturday, December 4 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.

"To help keep our staff and voters safe, we will also be working in line with COVID-19 safety guidance and any public health orders."

  • The NSW Electoral Commission expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated against COVID-19 to be vaccinated. Details/apply:
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