Recruitment for Election Workers for the 2017 Municipal Election
The Elections & Census Office will be hiring approximately 3,000 election workers to facilitate voting in the 2017 Municipal Election. Applications open July 17, 2017 for anyone interested in working the election.
“We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the community and interested in democracy,” said Paul Denys, manager, Elections & Census. “Elections are an important time for Calgarians as they choose the future leaders of our city. We need a lot of people to help ensure the voting process runs smoothly and efficiently.”
All positions in the election are paid positions. Most workers will be assigned to voting stations and special voting stations located in communities in and around Calgary. A number of stand-by workers are also hired to ensure all positions are filled should a cancellation occur.
Individuals do not have to be Canadian citizens to work the election, but they must be:
- Eligible to work in Canada;
- At least 18 years of age for most positions (a limited number of positions are available for youth between 16 and 18 years of age);
- Available to attend a 1-2 hour daytime training session in September; and
- Available to work extended hours on Election Day (October 16)
Anyone who meets these qualifications and would like to be a part of the Elections Calgary team can download and complete an application at electionscalgary.ca; or complete an application in-person at the Elections & Census Office, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Applications must be brought in-person and a short (30 minute) skills test must be taken at the time of the application submission.
The Elections & Census Office is located at 1103 – 55 Avenue N.E. Election worker positions are filled as applications are received. For more information call 403-476-4100 (Option 2).
Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information visit electionscalgary.ca.