NSW Electoral Commission invites applications for paid jobs at the 2019 state election

DEMOCRACY: Applications are now being taken for a range of paid jobs at the 2019 state election in Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast. Picture: Helen Nezdropa
DEMOCRACY: Applications are now being taken for a range of paid jobs at the 2019 state election in Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast. Picture: Helen Nezdropa

DID you know there is a range of paid jobs available for the 2019 state election?

Jobs include helping to set up and decommission polling sites, distributing and counting ballot papers, and administrative jobs.

The NSW Electoral Commission is now encouraging applications for jobs at the 2019 state election.

Acting NSW Electoral Commissioner Matt Phillips encouraged people to apply at elections.nsw.gov.au

“We offer a range of paid roles on election day or for up to eight weeks for some administrative jobs,” he said.

“Delivering democracy is worthy work and provides people with transferable skills as well as income. We particularly encourage younger people to apply and get involved in the democratic process.”

A state election is a major public event, with more than 5 million NSW electors predicted to vote at 2,500 polling places next year.

It is a large scale logistical exercise conducted in a high-profile and time-dependent environment.

You must be enrolled to vote to be offered employment.

Mr Phillips said there were lots of exciting roles depending on people’s experience.

“People employed on election day help set up voting centres, issue ordinary and absent ballot papers, sort and count ballot papers, and then help decommission the voting centre,” he said.

“Our employees are totally focused on helping people vote and customer experience is paramount.”

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