Become an election worker

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Eligibility

To be eligible to become an election worker, you must:

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have access to a personal email address that’s not shared with anyone else

COVID-19 update

The City’s Employee Recruitment Policy requires all external candidates to provide one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses)
  • Confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before the first day

This requirement applies to all candidates, including previously employed individuals.

Time commitment

Election workers are expected to work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.

All election workers must attend a virtual training session. Some positions may require you to complete an online training module and/or pick up and drop off supplies and equipment prior to your work hours.

You will also be required to review the assigned training manual. Please see job descriptions for more detailed information.

How to apply

If you’re interested in becoming an election worker and want to be added to the waitlist, apply online.

Election job descriptions

  • Hours of training:
    • 3 hours instructor-led virtual training session
    • 1.5 hours online module
  • Compensation:
    • $331.56
    • The total compensation includes training and picking up and dropping off supplies.
  • Primary responsibilities:
      • Assist with setting up laptops
      • Verify identification provided by electors
      • Use an electronic system to process electors and strike their names off the electronic voters’ list
      • Review and process Applications for Revision to the Voter’s List
      • Issue ballots to qualified electors
      • Complete all closing procedures required
      • Assist with packing up the laptops

For more information, read the full job description.

  • Hours of training:
    • 3 hours instructor-led virtual training session
  • Compensation:
    • $323.75
    • The total compensation includes training and picking up and dropping off supplies.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Pick up vote tabulator and ballot box prior to election day from the designated location
    • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing
    • Set up vote tabulator and ballot box
    • Feed marked ballots through a vote tabulator
    • Monitor the vote tabulator and ensure it operates properly throughout the day
    • Ensure results successfully transmit to Election Headquarters on Election night
    • Return vote tabulator and ballot box to designated location if required

This position requires you to have access to a vehicle in order to pick up and drop off election supplies.

For more information, read the full job description.

  • Hours of training:
    • 2 hours instructor-led virtual training session
  • Compensation:
    • $253.12
    • The total compensation includes training.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Assist with polling location set up, opening and closing
    • Post all signage inside and outside of the polling location before the polls open
    • Serve as a greeter at the entrance to the polling location
    • Remove all signage inside and outside of the poling locations after the polls have closed

For more information, read the full job description.

If you have any questions about the positions open, please contact the Elections Office at 905-615-4034 or email election.workers@mississauga.ca.