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Elections Canada Is Hiring Polling Station Workers & You Can Earn Over $23 An Hour

Any extra hours worked get paid at time and a half!

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Elections Canada Jobs At Polling Stations Pay More Than Minimum Wage

If you want to take advantage of this year's federal election to make some money, there are Elections Canada jobs at polling stations across the country available and you can earn more than minimum wage, plus overtime gets paid out at time and a half.

There are five positions that multiple workers are being hired for right now, and to be eligible for the positions you have to be a Canadian citizen, be at least 16 years old on election day and agree to not participate in partisan political activity while employed.

Deputy returning officer (polling day)

Salary: $17.72 an hour plus overtime

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in receiving and recording personal information from the general public, completing paperwork or forms, dealing with the public and in conflict resolution. It's required that deputy returning officers are polite, tactful and exercise good judgment.

Duties include making sure the polling station opens and closes on time, verifying IDs of voters, handing out ballots, ensuring people are following safety procedures and counting ballots.

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Deputy returning officer (advance polling days)

Salary: $17.72 an hour plus overtime

Who Should Apply: Someone who has experience with receiving and recording personal information from the general public, completing paperwork or forms, dealing with the public and conflict resolution. Being polite, tactful and being able to exercise good judgement is also required!

Duties for this position include making sure the polling station opens and closes on time, setting up the polls, verifying IDs, handing out ballots, ensuring people are following safety procedures, managing custody of ballot boxes, and counting ballots.

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Information officer

Salary: $17.72 an hour plus overtime

Who Should Apply: Someone who has good communication skills to provide direction and instructions, experience with managing large groups to help voters move around in an orderly fashion and completing simple forms with information from the public or clients. Being polite, tactful and able to exercise good judgement is a must-have for applicants.

Duties include setting up and closing the polling station, greeting voters at the entrance and directing them, answering questions, informing voters about safety procedures like wearing masks and helping count ballots.

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Registration officer

Salary: $17.72 an hour plus overtime

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in conflict resolution, receiving and recording personal information from the general public and completing paperwork or forms. Successful applicants must remain polite and courteous at all times.

For this job, duties include setting up the registration desk, explaining the registration process and ID requirements, verifying and accepting proof of identity and address information from voters, registering new voters and helping count ballots.

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Central poll supervisor

Salary: $23.44 an hour plus overtime

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in managing large groups so that voters move in an orderly fashion, dealing with the public and conflict resolution.

The central poll supervisor manages the polling place, ensures the safety of poll workers and voters, supervises poll workers to make sure procedures are followed, supervises the counting of ballots, manages the collection and return of ballot boxes and provides the returning officer with the results of the count.

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