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BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Maple Ridge

Election Officials


Status: Casual, Non-Union
Rate of Pay: $275 per day plus training
Closing: August 28, 2022

The City of Maple Ridge is currently looking for Election Officials for the 2022 General Local Election on Saturday, October 15, 2022 as well as advance voting opportunities between October 1 and 13, 2022. Click “Apply Now” to answer the application questionnaire to be considered for an Election Official role.

POSITION OVERVIEWS:
Election Official are responsible for:

  • Setting up the voting place and stations including voting booths, posting signs and notices;
  • Greeting voters, directing voters to the proper line ups, and explaining the voting process;
  • Dealing tactfully and courteously with the public;
  • Using either the computer program or a paper list, verifying voter’s name on the voters list
  • Making changes to existing registrations, registering new voters, verifying identification
  • Issuing ballots;
  • Packing equipment and supplies and closing of the voting place; and
  • Cleaning the voting stations, booths, and supplies periodically as required.

 
 
POISITION REQUIREMENTS:
Election Officials must:

  • Be legally entitled to work in British Columbia;
  • Be fluent in English, other languages an asset
  • Be responsible for their own transportation to and from the voting station;
  • Attend a mandatory training session;
  • Not be related to any candidate running for office in the general election; and not be actively working for any election campaign or any candidate; and
  • Be willing to comply with all Voting Station, City, Provincial and Federal health and safety regulations in place at the time of voting (including wearing a mask if required).

 
WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May not leave the voting place during shift
  • Must provide own non-perishable meals and beverages. Election Officials may not be able to leave their work stations for meal breaks and may not have access to microwaves and refrigerators;
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time during the workday (approximately 14 hours)
  • Working all day in a school gym or Community Hall.
  • May want to bring cushion to sit on and layers of clothing

 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate(s) will have: excellent verbal and written English communication skills; the ability to interact with voters and clearly communicate election procedures; the ability to understand and follow written instructions and checklists; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; proficient computer skills.
 
Knowledge of and experience with the election process will be considered an asset.

HOURS OF WORK:
Approximately 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until duties are fulfilled on General Voting Day. There will be a mandatory 2-hour training session on a date to be scheduled between September 15 – 30, 2022. You will be paid $33.00 flat for the training session which will be included on your final cheque on November 4, 2022.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please note that if you work the election, 10% income tax will be deducted and a T4 slip will be issued next February 2023 and mailed to your address on file. If you work over 35 hours, source deductions including CPP and EI will also be deducted where applicable. Please note that Those under the age of 18 and over the age of 70 are exempt from CPP
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted starting in August 2022.

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Organization: City of Maple Ridge
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Elections
Posted: June 30, 2022, 2:58 pm
Expires: August 28, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Unknown
Employment Length: Unknown
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset