The Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA) offers opportunities to work at local and state government elections with positions available throughout an election period, including in the weeks before and after key events including the scrutiny and count.
NOTE: If you completed a registration of interest (ROI) for the 2022 State Election or 2022 Bragg By-election, you do not need to complete a second ROI. The one ROI is sufficient for you to be considered to work at future local or state government elections.
Eligibility requirements for employment
Before you commence your ROI, it is important you understand the eligibility requirements.
To work at an election you must:
- have a unique email address, as all communication from ECSA will be sent via email*
- not be active in political affairs or have an association with a political party or candidate (this ensures you do not compromise the strict neutrality of the electoral commission)
- agree to abide by the code of conduct for electoral officers
- agree to undertake a criminal history check, if it is a requirement for your position - this is identified in the ‘special conditions’ section of the duty statement
- be at least 16 years of age at the time of receiving an offer of employment to work at a state or by-election
- be at least 18 years old of age at the time of receiving an offer of employment to work at a local government election.
* If you share an email address with another person who would like to work at an election, you must each register in the portal using a unique email address. This ensures employment information is sent to the correct person.
How to register
Completing your registration of interest
If you have not completed an ROI to work at the 2022 State Election or 2022 Bragg By-election, you will need to register your interest to work at future state or local government elections using the employment portal. There are a number of positions available throughout an election period including in the weeks before and after key events such as polling day or the scrutiny and count.
It will take about 40 minutes to complete the ROI and you will be asked about your previous employment experience, skill set, diversity status and preferences for election positions and locations.
To register your interest in working at elections, you will need to create an account. If you have started the ROI process, you can go straight to the sign-in page.
Casual election workers are required to act honestly, impartially, professionally, ethically and courteously in the performance of their duties in accordance with the code of conduct.
During the registration process, and again when you accept an offer of employment, you will need to answer eligibility questions from the code of conduct for electoral officers.
- Code of conduct for electoral officers (PDF, 323KB) (Please read the code of conduct before starting your ROI).
Steps in registering
There are 3 steps to the ROI process:
- Create an account that includes answering the code of conduct eligibility questions.
- Confirm your email address and your account by answering the screening questionnaire.
- Finalise your registration by entering your bank, tax and superannuation details.
Download the user guide using the link below. The guide is designed to walk you through the process step by step.
Note: personal details including bank, super or tax cannot be entered or updated in the employment portal from 3:30 pm Tuesday through to 1:00 pm Thursday, due to payroll processing.
FAQsFind information about registering and working at elections on our frequently asked questions - employment page