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Work the 2022 Election
The City is accepting applications from
May 2 to August 31 to work the 2022 General Local Election. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with position requirements, availability, and other aspects of working the 2022 before submitting your application.
Opportunities are available on:
General Voting Day: October 15, 2022
Advance Voting Opportunities (Limited): October 5, 6, 11, and 12
Requirements and Availability
The City's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Program requires all contracted service workers to be fully vaccinated, as defined by the BC Centre for Disease Control and must provide proof of vaccination if selected to work the election.
All voting locations are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Election Officials must be available from approximately 7:00am to 9:00pm on all scheduled voting days. In addition, attendance by Election Officials at one (1) training session is mandatory for all roles.
Mandatory training sessions will be offered on:
Presiding Election Official / Alternate Presiding Election Official:
September 15 beginning at 6pm
September 23 beginning at 12pm
September 13 beginning at 6pm
September 22 beginning at 6pm
Please note that the length of training sessions may take up to two hours but will vary depending on the participation of the attendees.
Successful qualified applicants will be notified of the following after the application deadline closes at 5:00pm on August 31:
- The position contracted to work;
- Details on how to sign up for a training session; and
- Voting location(s) and date(s) assigned.
The City’s Election Official Compensation Administrative Procedure sets out the election official position descriptions and rates of pay.
Chief Election Officer (CEO)
As described in the Local Government Act, a person appointed by City Council to be responsible for the overall coordination and management of an election or assent voting process and for appointing all Presiding Election Officials, Alternate Presiding Election Officials, Election Officials, and scrutineers for assent voting.
The CEO must adhere to certain statutory responsibilities to ensure that the election is conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, and applicable bylaws, in a fair, honest and impartial manner. Maureen Connelly, Manager, Legislative Services, has been appointed to this role.
Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO)
As described in the Local Government Act, one or more persons appointed by City Council to assist the CEO in all aspects of an election or assent voting process and to assume the role of the CEO if the CEO is unable to act. Joan Switzer, Supervisor - Information, Privacy and Records Management, has been appointed to this role.
Presiding Election Official (PEO)
A person appointed by the CEO to supervise Election Officials at an assigned voting location to ensure appropriate conduct of the voting place. The PEO ensures that the procedures under the Local Government Act and any related bylaws are adhered to and that the ballots, ballot boxes and the automated vote tabulating unit are maintained in a secure manner.
Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO)
A person appointed by the CEO to assist the PEO in overseeing their assigned voting place to ensure appropriate conduct of the voting place. In the absence of the PEO the APEO will take on all duties required for the conduct of voting.
Election Official (EO)
A person appointed by the CEO to perform required duties at an assigned voting place. Election Officials may include the following positions and roles, as determined and directed by the PEO:
- Registration Clerk
- Information Clerk
- Vote Tabulation Machine Clerk
- Relief Clerk (Floater)
|Presiding Election Official ||$50||$400|
|Alternate Presiding Election Official||$50||$325|
Additional Compensation Notes
- The City will issue T4A slips as required by Canada Revenue Agency laws and regulations for election officials in any position earning a total of $500 or more within one calendar year.
- Compensation will be paid no later than 30 business days following general voting day. The Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer shall review all compensation and expense claims before forwarding them to the Finance Department for payment.
- Meals and/or meal per diems will not be provided during training sessions or on any voting day (including advance voting opportunities, special voting opportunities, mobile voting opportunities and/or general voting day).
For any enquiries, please contact Maureen Connelly (CEO) or Joan Switzer (DCEO) at: