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October 25, 2010 Mississauga Municipal Election - VOTE!
Election Employment Opportunities

All election positions have been filled.



General Information

To be an eligible worker in the 2010 Mississauga municipal election, you must complete an application form, take a brief written exam and attend a short interview. All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Application forms can be downloaded from the link below or they may be obtained from:

The City of Mississauga,
Office of the City Clerk,
2nd Floor,
300 City Centre Drive
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Completed application forms must be returned in person, to the Office of the City Clerk beginning Monday, July 5, 2010.

Election Day - Monday, October 25, 2010

All workers must arrive at their voting locations no later than 9:00 a.m. and must remain there until all their duties are completed after the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. Please come prepared with any food or beverages, as you may not leave the location at any time.

All Voting locations are considered “Non Smoking”.

Please note that the rates of pay include your attendance at mandatory training sessions.


Want to Apply?

All applicants must complete the application, take a brief written exam and attend an interview. Application Forms and Exam Hand Books can be printed from the PDF documents below or obtained from:

The City of Mississauga,
Office of the City Clerk,
2nd Floor,
300 City Centre Drive
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Job Description

 
 
 

The following is a brief description of the duties of Election Workers. Those appointed will be provided with a detailed instruction booklet.



Supervisor

Rate of Pay: $250.00 (includes training)

Dates

Description

October 20

Supervisor Training and Supply Pick-Up

October 25

ELECTION DAY (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or until all tasks are completed)

Description:

Supervisors are appointed by the Returning Officer from a pool of experienced election workers. Reporting to the Ward Manager, Supervisors are assigned to a particular Polling Location. They will supervise the Polling Location to ensure that the polls are conducted properly and to offer assistance, information and supplies to the poll workers, as required.

Qualifications:

  • Previous Municipal Election work experience preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle on Election Day
  • Must successfully complete the Election Training Session
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language
  • Ability to complete forms neatly, accurately and quickly
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Ability to assist with setting up and taking down the voting place. This may include, but is not limited to moving and/or lifting tables and chairs
  • Have a professional demeanour, consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with all electors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Work well as a team member
  • Ability to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting elections

Election Day Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all voting locations are properly set up
  • Ensure that all Election Workers are present at the voting place and that the Election Worker Attendance Sheet is completed
  • Ensure that all legislative requirements are being followed
  • Ensure all workers have sufficient supplies
  • Resolve any problems that may arise with the workers, electors, Candidates and Scrutineers
  • Act as a liaison between the workers and the Clerk's Office
  • Ensure that all DRO's reconcile and close the polls in accordance with legislation
  • Ensure that Election results have been transmitted successfully
  • Leave only after all workers have completed their work and have left the voting place
  • May issue Applications for Revision to the Voter's List
  • May verify Voter's List to ensure elector is on the List and then direct elector to the correct Poll or to the Deputy Returning Officer as the situation requires
  • Perform other duties as required by the Elections Office
  • Will help any elector who requires assistance with casting their ballot

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Deputy Returning Officer

Rate of Pay: $200.00 (includes training)

Dates

Description

One of the following:

October 4, 5, 6, or 7

DRO Training and Supply Pick-Up

October 25

ELECTION DAY (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or until all tasks are completed)

Description:

The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) is mainly responsible for issuing ballots to qualified electors in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act and the procedures set out by the City Clerk. The DRO must do everything to ensure that voting is smooth and easy, and that the laws governing the election are strictly followed.

Qualifications:

  • Previous Municipal Election work experience preferred
  • Must successfully complete the Election Training Session
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language
  • Ability to complete forms neatly, accurately and quickly
  • Ability to locate names/addresses in alphabetical order quickly and accurately
  • Ability to assist with setting up and taking down the voting place. This may include, but is not limited to moving and/or lifting tables and chairs
  • Have a professional demeanour, consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with all electors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Work well as a team member
  • Ability to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting elections

Election Day Responsibilities:

  • Receive blank ballots from Supervisor
  • Verify identification provided by elector
  • Locate and cross off elector's name from Voters’ List and maintain count of electors
  • Administer oaths as required
  • Initial and issue appropriate ballot to electors
  • Assist Supervisor with location set-up, opening and closing
  • Will help any elector who requires assistance with casting their ballot

Mandatory Voting Locations:

  • The City has a number of voting locations in nursing homes and retirement facilities to allow accessible voting for all residents. DROs assigned to these locations may be required to offer additional assistance to electors who would otherwise be unable to vote. For example, a DRO assigned to a Mandatory Voting Place, may have to go to the bedside of a person with a chronic illness to make voting accessible for the individual

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Operator

Rate of Pay: $200.00 (includes training)

Dates

Description

October 15

Advance Poll Training

October 18 or 19

Operator Training

October 22

Tabulator Pick Up

October 25 ELECTION DAY (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or until all tasks are completed)

Description:

The operator is responsible for operating the tabulating unit, ensuring that all ballots are accurately tabulated and that the results are successfully transmitted to City Hall via modem at the close of the polls.

Qualifications:

  • Previous Municipal Election work experience preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle on Election Day
  • Must successfully complete the Election Training Session
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English Language
  • Familiarization with automated equipment
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Ability to assist with setting up and taking down the voting place. This may include, but is not limited to moving and/or lifting tables and chairs
  • Have a professional demeanour, consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with all electors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Work well as a team member
  • Ability to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting elections
  • Will help any elector who requires assistance with casting their ballot

Election Day Responsibilities:

  • Perform start up and shut down procedures on Election Day
  • Assist with setting up and taking down the Tabulator machine, which weighs approximately 30 pounds
  • Return Election supplies, ballots, SmartCard and Tabulators to City Hall following the closure of the polls
  • Ensure Tabulator is operating properly
  • Ensure that all ballots are tabulated correctly and that results are successfully transmitted to City Hall
  • Ensure that all ballots are tabulated correctly
  • Assist with setting up the voting location
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

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Revising Officer

Rate of Pay: $150.00 (includes training)

Dates

Description

October 2

Revising Officer Training and Supply Pick-Up

October 25

ELECTION DAY (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or until all tasks are completed)

Description:

The Revising Officer is appointed to assist electors at the polling location and issue applications for Revisions to the Voter's List (Form 17). In some locations the Supervisor will act in this capacity.

Qualifications:

  • Previous Municipal Election work experience preferred
  • Must successfully complete the Election Training Session
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language
  • Ability to complete forms neatly, accurately and quickly
  • Ability to locate names/addresses in alphabetical order quickly and accurately
  • Ability to assist with setting up and taking down the voting place. This may include, but is not limited to moving and/or lifting tables and chairs
  • Have a professional demeanour, consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with all electors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Work well as a team member
  • Ability to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting the election

Election Day Responsibilities:

  • Issue Applications for Revision to the Voter's List
  • Verify Voter's List to ensure elector is on the List and direct to correct Poll or Deputy Returning Officer
  • Assist in setting up the voting locations
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor
  • Will help any elector who requires assistance with casting their ballot

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Demonstrator

Rate of Pay: $125.00 (includes training)

Dates

Description

October 2

Demonstrator Training and Supply Pick-Up

October 25

ELECTION DAY (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. or until all tasks are completed)

Description:

The Demonstrator's main duty is to ensure that electors understand the proper way to complete the ballot for the Voting Tabulator. One demonstrator is required for each polling location.

Qualifications:

  • Must successfully complete the Election Training Session
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language
  • Ability to locate names/addresses in alphabetical order quickly and accurately
  • Ability to assist with setting up and taking down the voting place. This may include, but is not limited to moving and/or lifting tables and chairs
  • Have a professional demeanour, consistently demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with all electors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Work well as a team member
  • Ability to set aside personal political preferences and deal with electors in a non-partisan manner while conducting elections

Election Day Responsibilities:

  • Assist with setting up the voting place
  • Post all appropriate signage inside and outside the voting place prior to the opening of the polls at 10:00am
  • Direct electors to the proper voting (polling subdivision) table or to the Revising Officer as required
  • Serve as a Greeter at the entrance to the voting place
  • Demonstrate the proper manner in which to complete the ballot for the Voting Tabulator
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor
  • Ensure electors have appropriate identification

The City of Mississauga is committed to conducting an accessible election.

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