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Election Workers

The Elections Office will be hiring over 2,500 workers for the upcoming municipal election on Monday October 22, 2018.

If you are interested in becoming an election worker, please fill out the application form found below Election Worker Application 2018 (PDF)

Completed applications must be provided in person to the Elections Office, 2nd Floor, 300 City Centre Drive in Mississauga. The Elections Office will conduct a brief questionnaire when applications are submitted to help determine the appropriate position and location for each worker.


In order to be eligible, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada, be 18 years of age and have access to a personal email address (not shared).

Time Commitment

The hours for all workers on Election Day are from 9am to 9pm. In addition, workers will be required to attend in person training (2 hours) in October. Deputy Returning Officers will also need to complete online training (1 hour).

The following worker positions are available

Compensation: $400 including training

Primary Responsibilities

  • the overall operation of the voting location
  • ensuring the voting location is properly set up for when the voting location opens
  • resolving any issues with candidates, scrutineers, workers and voters
  • picking up and distributing supplies and ballots
  • ensuring election results have been transmitted successfully
  • completing all closing procedures when the voting location closes
  • returning all supplies and ballots after the voting location closes

Location Managers must have previous municipal election experience in a supervisory role to be eligible for this position.

Compensation: $270 including training

Primary Responsibilities

  • issuing ballots to qualified electors
  • using an electronic system to:
    • process electors and to strike their names off the electronic voters' lists; and
    • revise the voters' list
  • verifying the identities of voters
  • assisting in setting up and packing up laptops

Deputy Returning Officers must have experience using a laptop, have good attention to detail and be able to sit for an extended period of time.

Compensation: $270 including training and equipment pick up

Primary Responsibilities

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

Operators must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle on Election Day in order to transport the vote tabulator to/from the polling location.

Compensation: $245 including training

Primary Responsibilities

  • serving as a greeter at the entrance to the polling location
  • demonstrating how to mark a ballot
  • ensuring electors have a Voter Notification Card and/or identification
  • posting all signage inside and outside of the polling location prior to the opening of the polls
  • assisting with polling location set up, opening and closing

If you have any questions about these positions, please contact the Elections Office at 905-615-3200 ex.4846

Election Worker Application 2018 (PDF)