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Elections Calgary filling 3,000 positions for 2017 election

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DH Calgary Staff Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am 1,479

Need some extra cash?

The Elections & Census Office is hiring approximately 3,000 election workers to oversee voting in the 2017 Municipal Election.

“We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the community and interested in democracy,” said Paul Denys, Manager of Elections & Census. “Elections are an important time for Calgarians as they choose the future leaders of our city. We need a lot of people to help ensure the voting process runs smoothly and efficiently.”

Application requirements:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • At least 18 years of age for most positions (a limited number of positions are available for youth between 16 and 18 years of age)
  • Available to attend a 1-2 hour daytime training session in September
  • Available to work extended hours on Election Day (October 16)

You do not have to be Canadian citizens to work the election and all positions are paid positions.

Most workers will be assigned to voting stations and special voting stations located in communities in and around Calgary. A number of stand-by workers are also hired to ensure all positions are filled should a cancellation occur.

Job duties

  • Setting up the voting station
  • Helping voters through the voting process
  • Counting ballots
  • ​Provides information to the public
  • Taking down the voting station

Long hours are typical on Election Day, starting around 9 am and sometimes ending after 11pm. Note: election workers cannot leave the voting station for any reason on Election Day, including meals which must be brought with you.

Applications are now available online to download and complete. You can also complete an application in-person at the Elections & Census Office, located at 1103 – 55 Avenue NE.

All applications must be taken into the Elections & Census Office in-person where a 30 minute skills test will be given at the time of the application submission.


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