Work at these elections

Conducting an election is a major public event. During State and Local Government elections some 5 million NSW electors vote at 2,500 polling places. Elections are large scale logistical exercises conducted in a high profile, legal and time-dependent environment.

You must be an enrolled elector to be offered employment in a polling place or at a Returning Officer's office.


As the NSWEC is responsible for conducting elections with integrity, impartiality and transparency in accordance with the law, it is necessary for all staff to perform their duties with complete political impartiality.

The NSWEC has adopted an Employment policy to ensure recruitment decisions are based on merit and provide equal employment opportunity. Our focus is to provide these employment opportunities to persons living within the local community with appropriate skill set to service that community.

You must read and agree to the following to be considered for employment:

Familiarise yourself with the EOI process before applying.