Election jobs up for grabs

Applications are now open for the casual election official roles for the local government elections in March. PICTURE: Contributed

Looking for a causal gig and want to contribute to your community?

Applications have opened for more than 10,000 casual election official roles that will be needed to deliver the local government elections in Queensland on 16 March.

Election officials play a critical part on the front-line during elections, helping millions of Queenslanders to have their say about who they want to represent them in their local communities.

The thousands of casual roles on offer will cover work before, on, or after election day on 16 March 2024.

Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen said applications were welcome from Queenslanders from all backgrounds and in all parts of the state.

“The ECQ’s state-wide team of election officials are everyday Queenslanders from all walks of life,” he said.

“We’re recruiting now for the Council elections on 16 March 2024, so if you’re interested in helping to deliver democracy on the ground and help people in your community to have their say, then one of these roles might be a great fit for you.

“You’ll be paid for your work with us, have the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills, all while getting the chance to see democracy in action.”

Mr Vidgen said that prospective applicants should visit the ECQ website to read more about what’s involved, including eligibility and political neutrality requirements.

“Electoral integrity is something we take extremely seriously, so it’s important that our election officials reflect our principles of fairness, integrity and transparency,” he said.

Interested Queenslanders can learn more about working at the elections on the ECQ website, which provides a position description and pay rates along with details about how to apply. Apply online via: ecq.qld.gov.au