Register for work at elections
The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018. The VEC will begin appointing up to 25,000 people to work in various election roles across the state from October.
Why work at elections?
Every person who works for the VEC makes an important contribution to delivering democracy to Victorians. All eligible Victorians are encouraged to register.
Election staff are provided with:
- competitive pay rates
- on the job training
- a unique working experience.
Previous electoral experience is not required in order to be considered for a role.
Registrations from under 25 year olds, people with disability, people who speak a language in addition to English and those of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
The VEC has identified an underrepresentation of young people registered on our database, and is conducting targeted advertising to engage with this group for the 2018 State election.
There are two kinds of election roles
- work before, on and after election day
- work in election offices, early voting centres and mobile voting centres
- are paid an hourly rate.
Election Casual roles include:
- Office Assistant
- Early Voting Centre Manager
- Mobile Voting Officer
- Counting Officer
- work in voting centres on election day
- make up more than half of the total election workforce
- are paid a package amount.
Election Official roles include:
- Voting Centre Manager
- Declaration Issuing Officer
- Ordinary Issuing Officer
- Queue Controller
- Ballot Box Guard
For more information about election roles, pay rates and duty statements, download our Employment guide for casuals and officials (PDF, 2.3MB).
Register your interest
The VEC maintains a large database of casual staff who may be appointed to work during Victorian State and Local Government elections. Other casual roles in specific projects at the VEC head office may become available during an electoral event. These roles are filled on a case-by-case basis.
You only need to register your details once to be considered for roles at all future election events conducted by the VEC.
If you have not worked for the VEC before, and want to be considered for election work, please register your details.
Before registering, please read the Disclosure of Political Activities information and ensure you have the details of two referees ready.
Registration does not guarantee that applicants will be offered an appointment.
View our online registration tutorial (external link).
Already registered for election work?
Update your details and access your payment summaries at any time using the Election Staff self-service portal.
The VEC’s Personnel Helpline is available year round to assist potential and existing election staff.