Electoral Commission of Queensland

Working at an Election

If you're interested in working at a federal election, you will need to register with the Australian Electoral Commission.

To work at a state or local government election, please register an expression of interest (EOI) below.

Employment is for the duration of ONE electoral event only. 

Even if you have worked for us in the past, you need to submit a new EOI and receive new login details. 

Please note applications can only be made online.

Positions available

ECQ employs a large number of temporary staff who work before, after or on polling day.

Employment conditions

In order to be employed by ECQ you must:


For information on election training, please see Training for Local Government By-Elections

How to apply

It is important to have the following information ready before applying:

  • details of previous election work (if applicable),
  • positions and state electorates/council area you wish to work in,
  • an example of your experience:
    • providing customer service and working in a team environment
    • calculating figures accurately and working to deadlines
    • managing or supervising staff (if applicable).

Frequently asked questions


You will receive an email with your username and password once your EOI has been submitted.


If you have already submitted an EOI you can log in to check or alter your application.