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Polling Staff Training

Staff Training

Your training is made up of 3 parts  



Face-2-Face training

Polling Managers + 2ICs + Dec Officers + Information Officers - You are expected to complete the eLearning and read all of the manuals listed below before attending face-to-face training.

Polling Officers -You are expected to read the Polling Officer Manual. We also encourage Polling Officers to complete the brief eLearning package, which will help further prepare you for polling day, ahead of your short face-to-face training before the polls open.

How do you log into eLearning?   It's simple - just use your preferred email address when prompted!

  • Manuals

Scroll down to find the role you've been employed for at this election and read your manual/s.

Note - Polling Officers have one manual, all other staff will need to read more than one manual.

Manual/s for

Saturday Polling Staff


The following videos have been developed by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission as part of the training package for polling place managers. They are incorporated in the eLearning packages, and presented here so that they are accessible on mobile devices for reference during polling day.

To get the most out of these videos, be sure to play them in full screen mode (look for this icon ) with the volume turned up.

Electoral Commissioner's Introduction

This message from the Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey, was played at every Polling Manager training session to deliver important and consistent messages to Polling Managers across the state.

A Day in the Life of a Polling Manager Return

This 'Day in the Life' video tells the story of a polling day, from the perspective of the Polling Manager Return.
The video begins with an overivew of the new Polling Manager Return folder and moves into a more detailed look at the important actions that occur on polling day, and where and how to record these.

  • Packaging for Legislative Council elections

    This video builds a detailed picture of some best practices in packaging election materials. Some key things to consider when packaging are:

    • How packaging affects processes after polling day;
    • Transparency and security considerations.

  • Using the Ballot Box Seals for the Cardboard ballot boxes

  • Assembling the Vinyl Ballot Box

    This quick 'how-to' gives you a few tips for assembling the vinyl ballot boxes for Mobile and Pre-poll polling.

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