Wanted: Election staff in Maranoa
THE Australian Electoral Commission is in search of residents across the division of Maranoa to register their interest in being a polling official for the upcoming federal election on May 18.
State Manager for Queensland, Thomas Ryan said that around 760 polling officials will be required for the Maranoa region.
"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," Mr Ryan said.
"There's a variety of positions on offer with pay for the election day ranging from $400 to $1,000."
The majority of polling officials will work on election day only and rotate between tasks of polling place setup, voter mark-off, queue control, ballot box guard and counting.
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"In Australia we're fortunate to have an electoral system where each polling place creates the feeling of a community event," Mr Ryan said.
"Being behind the scenes of that process as a polling official is fascinating and a really rewarding role."
Staff are needed in the following towns:
- St George
For further information or to register your interest go to www.aec.gov.au/employment.
No experience is required.