Central Coast residents wanted for polling places in upcoming federal election

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is offering Central Coast residents the chance to earn money from the upcoming federal election.

PAID POSITION: The Australian Electoral Commission needs roughly 1200 polling officials on the Central Coast.

PAID POSITION: The Australian Electoral Commission needs roughly 1200 polling officials on the Central Coast.

The AEC is urging people to register their interest in being a polling official for the upcoming federal election.

State Manager for NSW, Warwick Austin said that around 1200 polling officials will be required for the Central Coast region.

"There's a variety of positions on offer with pay for the election day ranging from $400 to $1,000," Mr Austin said.

The majority of polling officials will work on election day only and rotate between tasks of polling place setup, voter mark-off, queue control, ballot box guard and counting.

"Being behind the scenes of [the election] process as a polling official is fascinating and a really rewarding role."

For further information or to register your interest go to www.aec.gov.au/employment.

No experience is required.