WORK is available for those who want to help deliver democracy at next year’s NSW election.
The NSW Electoral Commission is asking enrolled voters to apply for several positions in Orange and across the Central West for the election scheduled for March 23.
The commission is looking for applicants who can perform administrative work for up to eight weeks, and also polling officers who can work on election day.
Acting NSW Electoral commissioner Matthew Phillips said people can apply on the commission’s site: www.elections.nsw.gov.au.
Delivering democracy is worthy work and provides people with transferable skills as well as income.Acting NSW Electoral commissioner
“We offer a range of paid roles on election day or for up to eight weeks for some administrative jobs,” Mr Phillips 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.”
NSWEC will deploy between one and 20 election officers depending on the number of votes expected at a voting centre.
It is expected to set up 2500 polling stations for more than five million voters across the state.
“NSWEC expects employees refrain from membership of any political party and from engaging in political activity which could be seen as reflecting adversely on the strict political neutrality of the NSWEC,” the commission said.
“Our focus is to provide these employment opportunities to persons living within the local community with an appropriate skill set to service that community.”
Mr Phillips said those employed on election day are expected to set up voting centres, issue ordinary and absent ballot papers, sort and count ballot papers, and decommission the centres.
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