Work with us

At ECSA we are committed to providing our staff with a flexible work environment, opportunities for career growth and the satisfaction of contributing to democracy in South Australia.

Work at an election

Have you ever wanted to work at an election? 

We employ over 7,000 temporary staff to help us deliver state and council elections. 

While most of the work is carried out on polling day in a variety of roles and venues, we also employ people for short-term roles in the lead up to the election to assist with a range of activities such as early voting and postal vote application processing. 

The next South Australian State Election will be held in March 2022 and Local Government periodic elections will take place in November 2022. 

2022 State Election – general roles

You will be able to register your interest to work at the 2022 State Election via a link on this page around September 2021.

2022 State Election – senior roles

We are currently recruiting for the following 2022 State Election roles:

  • Assistant Returning Officers (multiple vacancies).

If you are interested in applying for one of these roles, please ensure you read through the following information to see if you are the right fit!

Information about current employment terms and conditions at South Australian elections is available below. Terms and conditions will be updated prior to the 2022 State Election. 

ECSA Determination of Employment Terms and Conditions for Temporary Staff appointed under the Electoral Act 1985, Section 12 (1)(b) - Effective 1 October 2020 (PDF 234 kB))

Career opportunities at ECSA 

Permanent vacancies within ECSA are advertised on the SA Government jobs site – I Work For SA (external link). 

We value diversity and encourage applications from people:

- of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background 
- living with disability
- from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Federal elections

For information about working at the federal election, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission. 


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