What is the EOI Process?

As the NSWEC is responsible for conducting elections with integrity, impartiality and transparency in accordance with the legislation, 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 the appropriate skill set to service that community.

We encourage people with a disability, those who speak a language in addition to English and those from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, to register.

1.  Registration

Register your interest to work at an election conducted by the NSWEC.

This may be a:

  • State General Election
  • Local Government Election
  • By-election – State district and/or Local Government area/ward.

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

In applying to work on an election you should demonstrate your skills and experience in the selection criteria outlined.

You do not have to have electoral experience to apply for a position.

2. Review of Applications

The Returning Officer in each district/area/ward will review the EOIs on their merits.

Registering your EOI, this does not guarantee that all suitable applicants will be offered employment.

Recruitment decisions begin shortly before the election and continue up until election eve.

The Returning Officer may contact you to discuss your skills and experience.

The NSWEC is an equal opportunities employer and carries out its activities mindful of state and federal anti-discrimination legislation.

3. Notification

Acknowledgement of your EOI will be sent by email if these details are provided.

4. Offer of a position

Successful applicants will receive an offer of employment by email (if provided).

Upon confirmation of availability and acceptance of a position you will be sent a letter of employment.

Election Officials' employment in certain positions is conditional upon satisfactory completion of online and face-to-face training (if applicable).

5. Feedback

You may be asked to take part in an anonymous survey about the experience of the recruitment process and working at the election. These surveys are entirely voluntary and information gathered is used to improve our recruitment processes.