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Working for the TEC

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission maintains a register of casual staff for non-ongoing work at each election.

Have you considered working with us?

Apply for the TEC Casual Employment Register.

Using our online form, give us as much detail as you can about your skill set, relevant experience, and your availability.

We are looking for a number of characteristics in our valuable casual workforce: Care and Accuracy; Political neutrality; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Flexible work hours.

Update your details

If you have previously applied to the TEC Employment Register, but have changed contact information, or if you have changed details such as your bank account or superannuation, please use this online form to update your details.

Application Process

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Apply online

You need to supply an email address and at least one contact phone number.
You will also be asked to create a unique 'Match Code' that you can remember, in order to match up your records if you make updates in the future.

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You receive a confirmation email

You should check this automatically generated email.
We recommend you keep it on file so you can recall your match code if required.

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TEC reviews your application

If accepted, your details are added to the non-ongoing Casual Employment Register.
When a suitable opportunity is available (usually around election time), the following steps will occur.

Employment Process

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TEC contacts you

If a suitable role is available, you will be contacted and supplied with location, times and role description.

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You receive an Offer Letter

If you indicate that you are available, you will be issued with an Offer Letter.
If this is your first time working at a Tasmanian election, you will also be supplied with superannuation, banking and taxation forms to complete and return.

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Confirmation Letter

Once nominations have closed, and a ballot is required, you will receive a Confirmation of Employment letter which will include training details if applicable.
This is usually 3 weeks before polling day.

Why work with us?

Working for the TEC as an election casual can give you an insight into the important electoral and democratic processes involved in electing your representatives.

There is a great variety of casual roles available.

"Meeting and working with all of you has been the highlight of 2014 for me." - Hazelyn

"The people at the TEC are really fun to work with. It was great to see what happens to your vote, and be involved in such an important part of our State." - Maddi

Listen to a radio interview behind the scenes at the 2014 Local Government elections:

What casual roles may be available?

We have short-term roles leading up to elections, such as:

  • Materials stores
  • Administration
  • Telephone and front counter customer service
  • Material delivery
  • Pre-poll staff
  • Processing postal vote applications

On election day we have a number of roles, such as:

  • Polling Place staff
  • OIC (Officer in Charge)
  • 2IC (Second in Charge)
  • Declarations Officer
  • PPLO (Polling Place Liaison Officer)

Interested in permanent work with the TEC?

Permanent vacancies are listed on the jobs.tas.gov.au site, under the Justice Department. (opens in a new tab)

top - Hazelyn performed a wide range of tasks in the TEC office as an election casual during the 2014 State Election.
bottom - Garion is our Graduate Information Technology Officer.

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