Deputy returning officer (advance polling days)

Principal Tasks

  • Makes sure the polling station opens and closes on time
  • Sets up the poll with the necessary supplies
  • Verifies electors' ID and enforces ID policy
  • Issues the ballot to the elector and indicates the instructions to follow
  • Completes the appropriate paperwork to record that an elector has voted
  • Ensures that candidates' representatives follow the guidelines
  • Manages the custody of ballots and ballot boxes
  • Ensures safe transportation and storage of material between each day of voting and between the last day and election night
  • On election night: counts the ballots, completes the related forms and communicates the results to the local Elections Canada office
  • Returns the ballot box and related materials to the returning officer, as instructed, at the end of voting

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in receiving and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms
  • Have experience in dealing with the public
  • Have experience in conflict resolution
  • Be tactful and exercise good judgment
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day