Mississauga seeks a few good men and women to work on Election Day this fall

By

Published July 15, 2022 at 2:32 pm

mississauga_city_hall

The City of Mississauga is looking for a few–or more–good men and women to help with the upcoming municipal election.

Mississauga’s Elections Office is now hiring election workers to fill a variety of paid positions for Election Day, which falls on Oct. 24.

“Working a municipal election is a great way to engage with your community. To be eligible, you must be at least 16 years of age, legally entitled to work in Canada and have access to a personal email address that is not shared,” said Diana Rusnov, Mississauga’s city clerk and director of legislative services. “Those interested can also apply as individuals or as a group with family members or friends, which allows you to all work together at the same voting location. We work hard to accommodate those requests as much as we possibly can.”

Positions available include deputy returning officer, operator and information officer.

Duties of deputy returning officer include:

  • verifying the identities of electors
  • issuing ballots to qualified electors
  • using a computer application to strike electors names off the electronic voters’ list
  • revising the voters’ list as necessary

Deputy returning officers 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 of time.

Videos

Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
PlayPlay
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
previous arrow
next arrow

Duties of operator include:

  • ensuring the vote tabulator is operating properly
  • picking up and returning the vote tabulator to/from a designated location
  • assisting with voting location set-up, opening and closing
  • feeding marked ballots through a vote tabulator

Operators must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle on Election Day in order to transport the vote tabulator to and from the voting location. They must also be able to stand for long periods of time.

Duties of information officer include:

  • serving as a greeter at the entrance to the voting location
  • ensuring electors have a Voter Notification Card and/or identification
  • assisting with voting location set-up, opening and closing

Hours for all workers on Election Day are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, workers are required to complete an instructor-led virtual training session, which is approximately two hours, and depending on the position, an online training module.

For more information on positions and compensation, visit the election worker web page.

Nominations to run in the election, either as a City council candidate or school board trustee hopeful, are open until Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising