Another 10,000 workers are expected to be needed for the state's local government elections in December.
Council elections were delayed twice by the NSW Government as it grappled with COVID-19, but Leeton residents will be making a decision who will represent them as councillors on Saturday, December 4.
The NSW Electoral Commission runs many of the local government elections around the state, and election support services director Wayne Morgan said 20,000 people had already expressed interest in working.
"We're hiring additional staff in line with our COVID-19 Safety Plan," Mr Morgan said.
"Extra staff will support people in checking-in and out of polling places, maintaining physical distancing and additional cleaning measures.
"There are jobs available just on election day, of course, but there's also a range of positions to be filled over the next 10 weeks."
Election officials will be expected to provide information and help to voters, sort and count ballots and implement COVID-19 practices.
"Pay rates are very competitive and we provide training to staff who'll join a huge team working together to deliver the election," Mr Morgan said.
"To help keep our staff and voters safe, we will also be working in line with COVID-19 safety guidance and any public health orders."
The Electoral Commission expects staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
"If you're available to work on Saturday, 4 December and enrolled to vote, you can submit an expression of interest to work as an election official," Mr Morgan said.
"You don't need previous experience, but many of our election day staff enjoy it so much, they return election after election."
For more information visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au/About-us/Work-with-us.
Nominations for council elections open on October 25 and close on November 3.
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