Post Election Scrutiny Assistant (Former Employee) – Federal NSW – 28 June 2017
Though it was only a short term experience, but I learned a great deal about the process of voting in Australia. It really taught me to be observant and meticulous. Great exposure to work with different teams.
Provided me opportunities to network with other professionals during my time there, and receive insights into how they accelerated their career. Challenged me due to the long hours, however, the remuneration was quite good. It helped me expand my skills in data collation, working in a team, and customer service.
Very good organisation, facility and good managemnet
Polling Assistant (Former Employee) – Perth Airport WA – 25 May 2017
General Admins and busy task need to be done day-to-day with material preparation, paperwork, and software. I have learned lots skill in the field as well as in the office such as scrutiny on the ballot paper and on the computer, on the desk to the final. Great management staff and transparency but some time lifting a bit heavy box of ballot paper which is very much enjoyed
Fast paced filled with a diverse range of cultured people.
Polling Official (Former Employee) – Casino NSW – 6 April 2017
This job only happens when there is an election. A typical day starts at 6:00 am and it doesn't stop until all the counting is done at the end of the day, which can be 11:00 that night. As a polling Officer, you learn to be quick and efficient and to treat every new person with respect. Everything is provided for you. However, you d need to pack your own lunch. The hardest part of the job is counting the votes at the end of the night; having to count fast and precise with lack of rest. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting multitudes of different people and the very appealing pay check at the end of it all.
2IC Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 6 April 2017
The poling place is very busy and on the go, where you have to be alert on everyones move, responsible for smooth running of the polling place. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many different individuals and cultures. The AEC trained and prepared me well by management. The challenge is making sure all ballot papers are correctly counted and in the correct order for distribution back to head office.
meeting different individuals and making friends.
long hours, can't leave until all papers are counted and accountable for.
My manager on the day was helpful and supportive. Being a new team member for the Australian Election process she made the day informative and fun. As polling assistants, after counting we went home at a reasonable hour.
Very busy voting venue catering to three major electorates of Granydler, Reed and Watson. Served over 4,000 voters
Pre-Polling Officer (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 2 March 2017
Staff arrived 15 to 20 minutes before Voting Opening time at 9a.m. Sign in for our team of friendly, cheerful staff. Prepare Voting Venue, place display signs, receive, count and record ballot papers issued, man voting table just before opening time. All staff were rotated through the day with different duties, eg. ballot paper issuing, ballot box guarding, queue controlling. I learnt: at all times accuracy is vital in identifying voters and marking off their names correctly on the electoral roll, accountability for ballot papers received and issued is important, pleasant service with respect for voters an important representation of Electoral Commission. Management and work culture, efficient and supportive team. Pleasant work culture maintained even though inundated by the volume of voters turnout. Hardest part of the job, tiring at end of day. The busy-ness was very interesting and our supportive team a pleasure to be a part of.
Interesting job, look forward to the next election.
very easy place to work for with a good district officer that gets on with the job.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Armidale NSW – 24 November 2016
Daily work area comfortable and district officer approachable and willing to lead when unsure of the situation. Co workers good to work with. Learnt a great deal about the roles played by all involved in system. Long hours for everyone at election time and the months before and after. Had a great time learning new skills and enjoyed working in an environment where you could be able to use logical thinking to complete tasks involved with the job.
good work environment and opportunity for logical thinking.
Long hours during election time which was exacerbated by having an already busy workload.
Officer-in-Charge (Former Employee) – Stawell VIC – 24 November 2016
Election day is always very busy but because employees are well trained it is tackled with confidence. I enjoy working as a team with others employed by the AEC.I also enjoy facilitating the voting process for people in my local community. The people in charge at the electoral office are extremely helpful and the use of ICT means that they are always at hand to answer queries. I have been doing this job for so many years because I enjoy being part of election day and what it stands for; and I find it interesting and stimulating.
Its a stimulating job, meet new people, work as a team.
POLLING OFFICIAL (Former Employee) – Illawarra NSW – 20 November 2016
Polling official at various placements in the Illawarra. Easy to apply for online. Easy to procure further employment on future election days. Training for the job is simple. Working long hours on election days.