Applications for 2018 Municipal Election workers are now being accepted.
Workers are needed for Advance Polls and also for Voting Day, October 22nd.
We are hiring for the following positions:
- Deputy Returning Officers
- Poll Clerks
- Tabulator Operators
Applicant requirements include:
- 18 years or older
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Cannot be a candidate, related to a candidate, campaigning for a candidate or providing an endorsement signature to a candidate running in the October 22, 2018, Municipal Election
- Must attend a mandatory training session.
All applicants will be required to complete a brief written test and an in-person or phone interviews.
Management or supervisory experience is preferred. Required to have the sole use of a vehicle on Advance Vote and/or Voting Day, to attend 3 hour training session at City Hall, to work 12-14 hours on Voting Day, and must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.
The Poll Supervisor is the direct liaison between the Voting Place and the Elections Office. They ensure customer service standards are upheld and respond to concerns and inquiries of Voting Day workers and members of the public. Poll Supervisors ensure that polls are set up as required and that they open and close promptly at the prescribed time, ensures that poll workers are there on time, directs the work of poll workers in the Voting Place, manages the collection and return of ballot boxes and tabulators.
Duties include picking up poll supplies from City Hall, monitoring the Voting Place and reporting back to City Hall for assistance with supplies and issues, closing the poll, returning supplies to the return centre and responding to elector inquiries, escalating the issue to the appropriate level if necessary. Poll Supervisors will need access to a car before their assignment on Voting Day to pick-up supplies.
*Poll Supervisors are required for Voting Day only*
Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)
Election experience is an asset. Required to have the sole use of a vehicle on Advance Vote and/or Voting Day, to attend 3 hour training session at City Hall, to work 12-14 hours on Voting Day, and must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.
The DRO issues ballots and provides voting instructions to voters, administers oaths, signs off on documentation and ensures that the poll clerk and candidates' representatives follows legislation and procedures.
Duties include picking up poll supplies from City Hall, receiving and inventorying supplies, assisting with opening and closing the poll, issuing the elector a blank ballot, a ballot marking pen, a secrecy folder, processing election forms to add or change elector information, and responding to elector inquiries. DROs will need access to a car to bring supplies to the applicable Voting Place and to central drop off place after the close of polls.
No experience required. Required to attend 3 hour training session at City Hall, required to work 12-14 hours on Advance Vote and/or Voting Day. The Poll Clerk assist the DRO to set up and open the polling station and Voting Place, assist the DRO to ensure that voting proceeds in accordance with the legislation and procedures.
Duties include requesting and verifying voter ID, striking voter’s name off the Voters’ List, informing the DRO the correct ballot to issue, assisting with adding/correcting voters to the Voters’ List, and responding to voter inquiries.
No experience required – must be comfortable with technology. Required to attend 3 hour training session at City Hall, required to work 12-14 hours on Advance Vote and/or Voting Day. Duties include assisting with the opening and closing of the ballot box and vote tabulator, feeding elector ballots into the vote tabulator, security of the vote tabulator, responding to elector inquiries and escalating problems to the Poll Supervisor.
No experience required – must have customer service skills. Required to attend 3 hour training session at City Hall, required to work 12-14 hours on Voting Day.
Duties include directing electors and candidates' representatives to the appropriate polling station, providing electors with information regarding satisfactory proof of identity and address, directing the orderly flow of people in the voting place, assisting electors with accessibility requirements by ensuring appropriate entrances are available and open, helping to ensure that the poll closes at the prescribed time.
Poll Supervisor: $250.00/day
Deputy Returning Officer: $220.00/day
Poll Clerk: $200.00/day
Tabulator Operator: $200.00/day
If you application is successful, you will receive next steps with training dates and more information via the email you provided on your application. Training sessions will be held at City Hall in September, are 3 hours long, and are available in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Hours on Advance Vote days
Polls open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Election workers will be required to be available from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. during Advance Vote days.
Hours on Voting Day
Polls open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Election workers will be required to be available from 8:00 a.m. until ballots are returned on Voting Day (Monday, October 22, 2018).