Work for the election
Are you interested in working during the 2018 General Local Election? We are recruiting for our election team, and have a number of paid positions available.
General requirements for all positions
To qualify for any of our election team positions, you must:
- be at least 18
- be legally able to work in BC
- complete a required training session (October 2 or October 4)
- be available to work on voting day (Saturday, Oct 20) from 7am to 10pm
How to apply
To apply to join the election team, please review the available positions, and then complete the form at the bottom of this page. If you are short-listed for a position, we will contact you with further information.
There are five different types of positions available during the election. Please review the descriptions for each carefully, as some positions have additional requirements beyond those listed above.
1. Presiding Election Official
The Presiding Election Official is the manager of a voting place, and completes a review of the voting station. This position pays $450.
In addition to the general requirements, you must also:
- have a valid driver's licence and use of a car on voting day
- have previous municipal election experience
2. Alternate Presiding Election Official
The Alternate Presiding Election Official is the assistant manager of a voting place and handles all aspects of voter registration. This position pays $375.
In addition to the general requirements, you must also have previous election experience.
3. Machine Attendant
The Machine Attendant is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of the vote counting unit, and handles issues of undervoted ballots, error on ballots, and overvoted/blank ballots. This position pays $315.
In addition to the general requirements, you must also be:
- comfortable working with a voting machine
- able to assist voters in a courteous and professional manner
4. Election Official
The Election Official is responsible for administering the oath, verifying if the voter is on the list of electors, and handing out ballots.This position pays $315.
In addition to the general requirements, you must also be able to work with the public in a courteous and professional manner.
5. Ballot Demonstrator
The Ballot Demonstrator is a customer service agent who greets voters when they enter the station, demonstrates the correct method to mark the ballots, and directs voters to the appropriate registration table. This position pays $315.
In addition to the general requirements, you must also be comfortable in a customer service position, and answering questions from the public.
Questions about the positions or the application process?
Email your questions to Linda Brick, Deputy Municipal Clerk