Thursday, 18 April 2013
For immediate release

Could you run an election?

Up to one hundred Victorians are needed to bolster the Victorian Electoral Commission's (VEC) list of Senior Election Officials.

Seeking people with strong management and communication skills, as well as an understanding of their local area, the VEC is refreshing its list of Senior Election Officials in preparation for the 2014 State election.

Senior Election Officials from this list are appointed to run elections in their designated electorate. For both State and local council elections, it is the appointed Senior Election Officials who liaise with candidates, conduct the ballot draw, supervise the counting and make the official declaration.

"Working with the complete support of the VEC, Senior Election Officials are needed throughout the State to be ready for any election, by-election or countback that arises," says Liz Williams, Acting Electoral Commissioner.

"To be successful in this challenging role you must be flexible because electoral events can occur at any time. When they do arise it's up to an appointed Senior Election Official to establish an election office and ensure that the election is run according to legislation."

Senior Election Official roles are available in both metropolitan and regional areas around the State.

For more information about the role and details about how to apply please visit

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For further information, please call:
Thomas Harper
Senior Communication Officer
Communication, Education and Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189