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Employment Opportunities

The 2014 Mississauga Municipal Election is fast approaching and election workers are being recruited to work Election Day.


If you are interested, please apply in person, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the:

Office of the City Clerk
Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive, 2nd Floor - Mississauga


Application forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, or can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Application for Election Workers 2014


For more information please see the job descriptions below, call 905-615-VOTE or email the City of Mississauga's Elections Office at election.workers@mississauga.ca

Election Worker Job Qualification Overview:

General qualifications for each position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Previous Municipal Election work experience preferred.
  • Must successfully complete the election worker training session.
  • Must have the ability to read, speak and write the English language.
  • Must be able to complete forms neatly, accurately and quickly.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle on voting days.
  • Must be able to assist with the set up and take down of the polling location which may include lifting and moving tables etc.
  • Must have a professional demeanour and the ability to communicate with electors in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Must consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work well as a member of a team.
  • Must be able to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting the election. 

*Please see job descriptions for more information and specific job qualifications.

Rate of Pay: $300.00

Dates Description

*October 22 or 23, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Supervisors are appointed by the Elections Office from a Poll of experienced election workers.
  • Reporting to the Ward Manager, Location Supervisors are assigned to supervise a polling location. They will supervise the polling location to ensure that the polls are conducted properly and will offer assistance, information and supplies to the poll workers, as required.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Ensure that the polling location is properly set up.
  • Resolve any problems that may arise with candidates and scrutineers.
  • Resolve any problems that may arise with workers and electors that cannot be resolved by the Assistant Supervisors.
  • Assist with election worker tasks and substitute into any election worker position at any time throughout the day as lineups occur and to cover election worker breaks.
  • Act as a liaison between the workers and the Elections Office.
  • Distribute ballots to DRO’s and working with the DRO Assistant Supervisor, ensure that all DRO’s reconcile the ballots after the close of the polls.
  • Ensure that Election results have been transmitted successfully.
  • Complete all closing procedures as set out by legislation and the City Clerk.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Elections Office.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $250.00

Dates

Description

*September 24 or 26, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) Assistant Supervisors are appointed by the Elections Office from a Poll of experienced election workers.
  • Reporting to the Location Supervisor, DRO Assistant Supervisors will supervise the Deputy Returning Officers (DRO) and Poll Clerks (PC) at a polling location to ensure that the polls are conducted properly and procedures are followed.
  • The DRO Assistant Supervisor will offer assistance, information and supplies to the election workers as required. 
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Resolve any problems that may arise and respond to elector and election worker inquiries.
  • Refer any issues that cannot be resolved to the Location Supervisor.
  • Distribute supplies to the DROs and PCs as needed.
  • Ensure DROs and PCs reconcile their ballot counts every hour.
  • Ensure that electors are correctly struck off on the Voters’ List.
  • Assist with election worker tasks and substitute into any election worker position at any time throughout the day as lineups occur and to cover election worker breaks.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Elections Office or Location Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $250.00

Dates Description

*September 22, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Revising Officer (RO) Assistant Supervisors are appointed by the Election Office from a Poll of experienced election workers. Reporting to the Location Supervisor, RO Assistant Supervisors will supervise the Revising Officer(s) (RO) at a polling location to ensure that election workers complete tasks and follow procedures. They will also ensure that the polls are conducted properly and will offer assistance, information and supplies to the election workers, as required.  
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Resolve any problems that may arise and respond to elector and election worker inquiries.
  • Refer any issues that cannot be resolved to the Location Supervisor.
  • Distribute supplies to the ROs as needed.
  • Issue Applications for Revisions to the Voters’ List.
  • Assist electors with completing forms.
  • Assist with election worker tasks and substitute into any election worker position at any time throughout the day as lineups occur and to cover election worker breaks.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Elections Office or Location Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $200.00

Dates Description

*October 14, 15 or 16, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Reporting to the Deputy Returning Officer Assistant Supervisor and working in partnership with the Poll Clerk (PC), the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) is mainly responsible for issuing ballots to qualified electors in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and the procedures set out by the City Clerk. 
  • The DRO must work with the PC and do everything to ensure that voting is smooth and easy and that the laws governing the election are strictly followed. 
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Receive blank ballots from the Location Supervisor.
  • Working with the PC verify identification provided by electors.
  • Working with the PC locate eligible elector’s names on the Voters’ List and cross elector’s name off.
  • Initial and issue appropriate ballots to each eligible elector.
  • Complete forms neatly and accurately and administer oaths as required.
  • Working with the PC, reconcile ballots every hour on the hour.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elections Office, Location Supervisor or DRO Assistant Supervisor.
  • Help any eligible elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

 

MANDATORY LOCATIONS

The City has a number of voting locations in nursing homes and retirement facilities to allow accessible voting for all residents. DROs assigned to these locations may be required to offer additional assistance to electors who would otherwise be unable to vote. For example, a DRO assigned to a mandatory polling location may be required to go the bedside of a person with chronic illness to make voting accessible for the individual. Mandatory DRO training is scheduled for October 3, 2014 (date is subject to change).

Rate of Pay: $200.00

Dates

Description

*September 25, 29 or 30, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Reporting to the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) Assistant Supervisor and working in partnership with the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO), the Poll Clerk (PC) is mainly responsible for reviewing elector identification and crossing elector’s names off of the Voters’ List in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and the procedures set out by the City Clerk.
  • The PC must work with the DRO and do everything to ensure that voting is smooth and easy, and that the laws governing the election are strictly followed.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Working with the DRO verify identification provided by electors.
  • Working with the DRO locate eligible electors on the Voters’ List and cross elector’s name off.
  • Complete forms neatly and accurately.
  • Working with the DRO, reconcile ballots every hour on the hour.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elections Office, Location Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $200.00

Dates

Description

*October 17 or 20, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Reporting to the Revising Officer Assistant Supervisor, the Revising Officer (RO) is mainly responsible for assisting electors at the polling location and issuing Applications for Revisions to the Voters’ List.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Issue Applications for Revisions to the Voters’ List and assist electors with correctly completing the form.
  • Verify elector’s identification and Declarations of Identity against Applications for Revisions to the Voters’ List to ensure form is correctly completed and sign off.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elections Office, Location Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $200.00

Dates

Description

*October 21, 2014

*Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.

                                                                    

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Reporting to the Location Supervisor, the Operator is responsible for operating the tabulator, and ensuring that the results are successfully transmitted to the Civic Centre at the close of the polls.
  • Must be familiar with automated equipment and troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Must have the ability to lift 55 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Set up and take down the tabulator and ballot box (the tabulator weighs approximately 55 lbs).
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Ensure the tabulator is operating properly and that results are successfully transmitted to the Civic Centre.
  • Return election supplies, ballots and tabulator to the Civic Centre following the close of the polls and the successful transmittal of polling location results.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elections Office or Location Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.

Rate of Pay: $125.00

Dates

Description

September 4 or 8, 2014

Training & supply pick up

October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Election Day

*Please note: training sessions are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length and dates are subject to change.  Training is included in the rate of pay.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Reporting to the Location Supervisor, the Demonstrator is responsible for ensuring that electors entering the polling location understand the proper way to complete the ballot.
  • The Demonstrator will also ensure that each elector has identification and/ or a Voter Notification Card and will direct electors accordingly.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the polling location 1 hour prior to the opening of the polls.
  • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing.
  • Post all appropriate signage inside and outside of the polling location prior to the opening of the polls at 10:00 a.m.
  • Serve as a greeter at the entrance to the polling location.
  • As electors enter the polling location, ensure that electors have a Voter Notification Card and identification and direct them to the proper Deputy Returning Officer or Revising Officer as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elections Office or Location Supervisor.
  • Help any elector that requires assistance with casting their ballot.