Employment Opportunities

Election Worker Positions for the General Public

Thank you for your interest in being an election worker for the 2018 Municipal Elections. The formal application period previously ended on August 17, 2018. The Elections Office will be contacting selected applicants in the coming weeks to fill the various positions listed below.

General Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Returning Officer

  • Maintains custody and control of ballots and the Voters' List for the assigned voting subdivision
  • Issues ballots to electors
  • Receives certified Appointment of Voting Proxy forms
  • Completes Deputy Returning Officer Ballot Statement form

Supporting Deputy Returning Officer

  • Assists electors with disabilities
  • Processes ballots through vote tabulator throughout the day
  • Maintains custody and control of cancelled 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 electors with disabilities
  • Assists electors wishing to use the accessible vote tabulator
  • Explains how the accessible vote tabulator works and answers any questions
  • Processes ballots through accessible vote tabulator throughout the day
  • Maintains custody and control of cancelled 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
  • Completes Applications to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters' List for electors not on the Voters' List
  • Directs electors to the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer in the voting place using the Voters' List
  • Assists or acts as the Election Assistant or the Deputy Returning Officer, as required

Elections Assistant

  • Greets and assists electors
  • Provides accessibility assistance to electors
  • Directs electors to the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer in the voting place using an elector's Voter Notification
  • Assists or acts as the Deputy Returning Officer or the Revising Officer, 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 transportation. Mileage is not paid.

Training Sessions

Training sessions are mandatory for everyone. Sessions will run from late August through September.

Election Worker Positions for City Employees

Thank you for your interest in being an election worker for the 2018 Municipal Elections. The formal application period previously ended on August 17, 2018. The Elections Office will be contacting selected applicants in the coming weeks to fill the various positions listed below.

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
  • Ensures proper set up of the voting place according to the Voting Place Layout Plan
  • Transmits election results
  • Assists or acts as the Supporting Deputy Returning Officer as required

Call Centre

  • Responds to calls from the various voting places and from the general public
  • Keeps a log of all calls using an electronic database
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset for this position

Command Centre

  • Distributes all election supplies and materials to the Spr DROs and the DROs
  • Assists with carrying election supplies and materials to the Spr DROs and the DROs’ vehicles
  • Receives and verifies all election supplies and materials from the Spr DROs and the DROs
  • Coordinates traffic and parking
  • Data entry

Field Officer

  • Provides supplies to the various voting places
  • Assists with minor problems, and ensures that voting places are running smoothly
  • Assists with all duties relating to the command centre after the close of voting places

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 run from late August through September at the Elections Office, during regular business hours.