Deputy Returning Officer (polling day)

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 electors and candidates' representatives follow all safety guidelines and procedures
  • Manages the custody of ballots and ballot boxes
  • 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 or central poll supervisor, as instructed, at the end of the counting of ballots and completion of paperwork

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