WHILE Prime Minister Scott Morrison is yet to nominate an exact date, the Australian Electoral Commission has called for residents to register their interest in being a polling official for the upcoming federal election.
Officers work on election day only and rotate between tasks of polling place setup, voter mark-off, queue control, ballot box guard and counting, and experience is not required.
"Being a polling official provides people an opportunity to earn money, gain valuable experience and see behind the scenes of how the election is run," State Manager for New South Wales, Warwick Austin said.
"There's a variety of positions on offer, with pay for the election day ranging from $400 to $1,000."
"In Australia we're fortunate to have an electoral system where each polling place creates the feeling of a community event. Being behind the scenes of that process as a polling official is fascinating and a really rewarding role."
For further information or to register your interest visit www.aec.gov.au/employment.
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