Work with us

At the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) we are committed to providing our staff with a flexible work environment, opportunities for career growth and the satisfaction of contributing to democracy in South Australia.

Work at an election

Have you ever wanted to work at an election? 

We employ over 7,000 temporary staff to help us deliver state and council elections. 

While most of the work is carried out on polling day in a variety of roles and venues, we also employ people for short-term roles in the lead up to the election to assist with a range of activities such as early voting and postal vote application processing. 

The next South Australian State Election will be held in March 2022 and Local Government periodic elections will take place in November 2022. 

You will be able to register your interest to work in a variety of roles at the 2022 State Election via a link on this page from November 2021 with the following vacancies available now:

ICT Project Officer

The ICT Project Officer is responsible for supporting the delivery of ICT projects for the election, which may include the setting up and support of remote sites such as the Central Processing Centre (CPC) and Call Centre, as well as the building, configuration and packing of ICT assets deployed to sites.

Start date:  ASAP
End date:    31 March 2022
Pay rate:      $47.72 per hour (plus super and overtime rates, if applicable)
Location:     Hindmarsh

To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter outlining your suitability (in line with the essential requirements outlined in the Duty Statement – ICT Project Officer (39 KB), your resume and the contact details of two work references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Warehouse Kit Packing Assistants

The Warehouse Kit Packing Assistant is responsible for the storage, security and timely distribution of 2022 State Election materials.

Start date: ASAP
End date:   30 June 2022
Pay rate:    $32.40 per hour (plus super and overtime rates, if applicable)
Location:   Hindmarsh

To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter outlining your suitability (in line with the essential requirements outlined in the Duty Statement – Warehouse Kit Packing Assistant (60 KB), your resume and the contact details of two work references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information about current employment terms and conditions at South Australian elections is available below. 

ECSA Determination of Employment Terms and Conditions for Temporary Staff appointed under the Electoral Act 1985, Section 12 (1)(b) - Effective 1 September 2021 (381 KB)

Career opportunities at ECSA 

Permanent vacancies within ECSA are advertised on the SA Government jobs site – I Work For SA

We value diversity and encourage applications from people:

  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background 
  • living with disability
  • from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Federal elections

For information about working at the federal election, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission