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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

City Looking for Workers for Election Day

As local candidates get themselves lined up and ready to do some serious campaigning come the fall, the City of Guelph is looking for help to make the election itself happen. If it looks like you're going to have some time to spare in October and you're interesting in making a little bit of money, then you too can be an election worker for the City of Guelph. 

Here's info on how to get involved from the city:
Guelph, ON, July 15, 2014 – The City of Guelph is inviting residents to participate in the fall election by working at a voting location on Election Day (October 27) and/or during the Advanced Voting period (October 15-19).

Interested residents are invited to attend an open house session to learn about the available positions and responsibilities, and to interview for a position.

Recruitment Open Houses
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Meeting Room 112

August 5
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
12 – 2 p.m.
4 – 6 p.m.

August 7
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
2 – 4 p.m.

The following summarizes the required positions.

Ballot Officer - check voters’ identification, issue written oaths and ballots, brief voters on procedures and electronically strike voters off the list as they vote

Rate of pay $220 per day.

Revision Officer - assist voters to get on the voter list, enforce revision requirements and add voters to the list

Rate of pay $220 per day.

Tabulator Officer – receive completed ballots in secrecy folders from voters, process ballots through the vote tabulator and transfer used ballots from ballot box into ballot transfer box

Rate of pay $180 per day.

All election workers will report to the Managing Officer, assisting with set-up and take-down as directed. No experience is necessary; however, past election experience is an asset. Computer experience is required for the Ballot Officer and Revision Officer positions. Tabulator Officers should be comfortable using electronic equipment. Training will be provided for all positions.

Full job descriptions, eligibility requirements and applications are available on guelph.ca/vote.

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