Polling staff are wanted across the Division of Maranoa.
Polling staff are wanted across the Division of Maranoa. NSW Electoral Council

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.

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"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:

  • Blackall
  • Charleville
  • Chinchilla
  • Cunnamulla
  • Goondiwindi
  • Ilfracombe
  • Kingaroy
  • Millmerran
  • Mitchell
  • Mungindi
  • Nanango
  • Roma
  • Surat
  • St George
  • Taabinga
  • Talwood
  • Thargomindah
  • Winton
  • Yuleba

For further information or to register your interest go to www.aec.gov.au/employment.

No experience is required.