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Working During An Election

A by-election has been called in the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie.

Returning Officers must hire hundreds of qualified individuals to work in their electoral district in various capacities at advance polls and on election day.

All positions are paid, and training is provided. Returning Officers will make offers based on the needs and availability of positions in their electoral district.

To work as a poll official you must be:

  • 18 years of age, (16 years old for the position of Information Assistant)
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of Ontario

Poll officials must have the following skills:

  • Strong customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate in English and French for electoral districts designated as bilingual
  • Ability to work long shifts (14+ hours on election day)
  • Valid driver license and vehicle if needed
  • Previous election experience considered an asset.

If you are interested in working as a poll official, we encourage you to take the time to read the information in this section before applying. Please note that the positions described below might not represent an exhaustive list of all available positions.