Working at the election

Along with the election coming up in May, there are a ton of temporary jobs opening up as well. If you have an interest in politics, this could be a great way to get your foot in the door. It’s also a great way of adding valuable work experience to your resume.

Many of the roles available require no prior experience. There are lots of different roles available, so there’s bound to be something for you. Some jobs include:

  • Polling assistance officers, who help people out on the day and making sure voting runs smoothly
  • Scrutiny assistants, who help sort and count the ballots
  • Remote mobile polling officers, who travel to remote locations and help people vote
  • Pre-poll and early voting officers, who help out at pre-polling and early voting centres
  • Temporary assistants, who help out with general duties leading up to the election

If you’d like to be considered for temporary election work, you need to register your interest online with the AEC. They’ll contact you if any suitable positions open up.

Find out more about working at the election here: https://www.aec.gov.au/employment/working-at-elections/index.htm

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