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Employment Opportunities

Election Worker Positions for the General Public

The City of Ottawa’s 2019 Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election will take place on Monday, April 15. The City of Ottawa’s Elections Office is currently looking to fill a variety of positions at voting places in Ward 13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe for:

  • Advance Voting Day on Friday, April 5, 2019; and
  • Voting Day on Monday, April 15, 2019.

If you are interested in any of the voting place positions listed below, please consider completing an Election Worker Application today!

General Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Returning Officer

  • Maintains custody and control of ballots and Voters' List for assigned voting subdivision.
  • Reviews electors’ identification to confirm that the name and qualifying address match the Voters’ List or the information presented on the electors’ Application to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters’ List.
  • Assists with the completion of the Application to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters’ List form for electors not on the Voters' List.
  • Receives certified Appointment for Voting Proxy forms.
  • Issues ballots to electors.
  • Completes Deputy Returning Officer Ballot Statement form.
  • Assists or acts as the Elections Assistant or the Revising Officer, as required.

Supporting Deputy Returning Officer

  • Assists the Supervisor Deputy Returning Officer with the set up and take down of the vote tabulator.
  • Processes ballots through the vote tabulator throughout the day.
  • Maintains custody and control of cancelled and declined ballots at the vote tabulator.
  • Provides replacement ballots for cancelled ballots at the vote tabulator.
  • Reconciles unused and cancelled ballots at the close of voting.

Accessibility Deputy Returning Officer

  • Assists the Supervisor Deputy Returning Officer with the set up and take down of the accessible vote tabulator.
  • Assists electors wishing to use the accessible features of the vote tabulator, allowing them to mark and cast their ballot privately and independently.
  • Explains how the accessible vote tabulator works and answers any questions.
  • Processes ballots through the accessible vote tabulator throughout the day.
  • Maintains custody and control of cancelled and declined ballots at the accessible vote tabulator.
  • Provides replacement ballots for cancelled ballots at the accessible vote tabulator.
  • Reconciles unused and cancelled ballots at the close of voting.

Revising Officer

  • Determines if a person is on the Voters’ List.
  • Assists with the completion of the Application to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters’ List form for electors not on the Voters' List.
  • Directs electors to the appropriate DRO in the voting place using the elector’s Voter Notification or the Voters' List.
  • Assists or acts as the Election Assistant or the Deputy Returning Officer, as required.

Elections Assistant

  • Greets and assists the electors.
  • Provides accessibility assistance to electors.
  • Ensures the smooth flow of traffic through the door(s).
  • Directs electors to the appropriate DRO in the voting place using the elector’s Voter Notification.
  • Directs the electors to the Revising Officer if they do not have their Voter Notification.
  • Assists with accessibility remediation.
  • Assists or acts as the Revising Officer or the DRO, as required.

Pay Rates

Roles and Rates
Role Name Role Pay Rate
Accessibility/Supporting Deputy Returning Officer Process ballots through the vote tabulator machine. $300
Deputy Returning Officer Issues ballots and strikes the elector’s name off the Voters’ List. $300
Revising Officer Determines if electors are on the Voters’ List. $250
Election Assistant Greets and assists electors. $250
“Standby”, all positions On standby to work any position if and where there is a need. $75

Your pay includes consideration for your training and transportation. Mileage is not paid.

Training Sessions

Training sessions are mandatory for everyone. Sessions will take place in March.

Election Worker Positions for City Employees

The City of Ottawa’s Elections Office is currently looking to fill the following position at voting places in Ward 13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe for:

  • Advance Voting Day on Friday, April 5, 2019; and
  • Voting Day on Monday, April 15, 2019.

If you are interested in the voting place position listed below, please consider completing an Election Worker Application today!

General Roles and Responsibilities

Supervisor Deputy Returning Officer

  • Places a courtesy call to each election worker at their assigned voting place to remind them of the date/time they are working and to bring all their supplies.
  • Opens and closes the voting place (first to arrive and last to leave).
  • Oversees all processes within the voting place and troubleshoots where necessary.
  • Transmits election results at the close of voting on Voting Day.
  • Assists or acts as the Supporting Deputy Returning Officer and/or the Accessibility Deputy Returning Officer, as required.

Roles and Pay Rates

City employees will be paid overtime and mileage based on their respective Collective Agreements and Terms and Conditions.

Training Sessions

Training sessions are mandatory for everyone. Sessions will take place in March at the Elections Office, during regular business hours.