With the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum date confirmed to take place on Saturday, October 14, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is looking for people in and around Broken Hill to join the team and work across various temporary roles.
Expected to employ up to 100,000 people across the country, with positions that span a single day through to several weeks of work before, during, and after voting day, AEC State Manager Rebecca Main says it’s been challenging in the past to recruit the required number of workers but hopes people will get involved.
“There are a few specific areas where we urgently need people to register their interest to work. If we can’t recruit people locally, we’re hoping people from neighbouring towns may consider travelling a short distance to help give all NSW communities the opportunities to vote locally,” she said.
“This is a chance for people to earn some extra money, help deliver the vote for the community, and be a part of the first referendum of this century.”
No previous election work experience is necessary and full training is provided, however, those interested need to be able to take an impartial and neutral approach to the work in keeping with the AEC’s commitment to integrity.
To find out more about the types of jobs available and to register interest to be considered, visit the AEC website via https://www.aec.gov.au/employment/working-at-elections/index.htm or call 13 23 26.