Whether you're an electoral officer or you're managing staff, we can assist with support and training of staff.
Training services are completely flexible, meaning that we can arrange a training solution which truly suits you.
Our knowledge base and experience is broad, so chances are if you're running an election we can make sure you know what you need to do.
Our training formats include:
For electoral officers
Our one-on-one training involves working personally with our experienced electoral officer, wherever you are. If you are looking for support in your role as electoral officer or deputy electoral officer, there's no one better to talk to.
At your premises
Our group workshops allow staff from across local authorities to collaborate and learn. We can teach your front-house staff crucial skills for any election they're involved in like issuing/receiving special votes and handling candidate nominations.
At our premises
Our training events give your staff the information they need. We teach a variety of skillsets such as processing nominations and special votes. Training events can be held at our office or remotely, though we find working face-to-face allows for the best communication.
Whether you’re an electoral officer who could use some guidance and support in your role or you’re managing staff who require training in dealing with electoral materials, our expertise in the field means that we’ll be able to assist you with training on any level.
The following is more detail on some of the key areas in which we offer electoral training to local authorities.
Our one-on-one meetings are for any Electoral Officer or Deputy Electoral Officer looking for training or support in their role.
Our training officer meets the Electoral Officer or deputy Electoral Officer where they are anywhere around New Zealand, providing a detailed guide on the role and responsibilities for electoral officers and providing relevant documentation where applicable. This meeting will give all the information needed to carry out the Electoral Officer’s role effectively.
Our training officer is available for support by phone or email when required.
Our training services are completely flexible, meaning that we can arrange a training solution which truly suits you – which could mean a group workshop in your premises or attendance at one of our regular electoral training events. Training workshops are aimed at front-house election staff.
Our workshops can teach staff in how to handle the following:
Though we offer the service of handling nominations for an election process, front-house staff are often required to handle receiving nominations. We can train your staff in the necessary processes to receive and process candidate nominations.
We can train your staff to receive and issue special votes. This process can be complex, and we lend our considerable experience towards making sure your staff know everything they need to.
Format and Resources
Workshops often include a succinct presentation outlining key information for staff, relevant informational handouts to check against as the workshop is taking place, as well as for revision afterwards, a run through of various scenarios for a more practical approach and a question and answer session to clarify any points that were unclear. Our training sessions aim to be comprehensive and highly informative.
During the electoral period we offer additional support, by phone or email, for any staff who have additional questions regarding the workshops and the workshop content.
Our expertise in the field means that we’ll be able to assist you with training on any level.