The City is hiring election workers to staff voting locations across Mississauga for the upcoming by-election on Monday, June 10, 2024

The City of Mississauga is hiring election workers for the 2024 By-election being held on Monday, June 10, 2024. Make a difference in your community by applying to work in one of the paid positions at a voting location in Mississauga.

Eligibility

To be an election worker, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have access to a personal email address that’s not shared with anyone else

“Being involved in the upcoming by-election is an excellent opportunity to connect with your local community. When applying, you have the option to either apply alone or form a team with friends and family. This allows all group members to work at the same voting location. We make every effort to meet these requests whenever possible.”

Diana Rusnov, City Clerk and Director, Legislative Services

Time commitment

During by-election day, you are required to start work at 8:30 a.m. Your day will end no earlier than 9 p.m. or when your Location Manager dismisses you – whichever is later. You will also be required to participate in training and there may be additional duties for some roles such as the transportation of supplies and equipment beyond the specified working hours. You can find more details about specific duties in the job descriptions.

Training

As an election worker, you are required to do up to three-hours of in-person or virtual instruction-led training, depending on the position. Certain positions may also require that you complete an additional online training module. See the job descriptions for specifics.

Positions and job descriptions

Deputy Returning Officer

  • Verify the identities of electors
  • Issue ballots to qualified electors
  • Use a computer application to strike names off the electronic voters’ list
  • Revise the voters’ list as necessary
  • Assist with setting up and packing up laptops
  • Must have experience using a laptop, have a strong attention to detail and be able to sit and work at a laptop for an extended period

Operator

  • Feed marked ballots through a vote tabulator
  • Ensure the vote tabulator is operating properly
  • Pick up and return the vote tabulator to/from a designated location
  • Assist with voting location set up, opening and closing
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle on by-election day to transport the vote tabulator to and from the voting location
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

Information Officer

  • Serve as a greeter at the entrance to the voting location
  • Ask electors if they have a Voter Notification Card and/or identification ready
  • Assist with voting location set up, opening and closing

Applying for a position

If you’re interested in working the upcoming by-election, you must apply online. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024.

For more information on positions, training and compensation, visit the election worker webpage.

To learn more about the 2024 By-election, visit mississauga.ca/elections.

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