Are You Interested in Working in the next Provincial Election - April 4, 2016?
The next Provincial election will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016.
Many people will be needed to work on election day…as poll clerks, deputy returning officers, information officers, etc. People usually work in their own neighbourhood, close to home.
Elections Saskatchewan does the training needed, and those in charge usually try to put new workers together with experienced workers. Training is usually offered at different times – mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends, to accommodate the schedules of those who will be working.
These are NOT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS – workers get paid for both the training ($44) AND election day work (wages vary - from $13/hr. for some, to daily amounts of $185 and up). Election day is a long work day – usually from about 7am – 9pm or later.
Working an election provides good contacts as well as Canadian work experience – something more to add to your Resume or CV. (Plus, it’s interesting and fun!)
Requirements: (for most positions)
18 years or older
Lived in Saskatchewan for 6 months
Eligible voter in your constituency
(See more info on website)
There are usually a couple of full-time, short-term office positions available as well (for each Returning Office - for example Regina Northeast, Regina Dewdney, etc.). Find your constituency on Elections Sask. website.
If you, or someone you know might be interested in working in the election, you can apply at: www.elections.sk.ca – under the ‘Workers’ tab. Check under ‘Election Jobs’ for more information on requirements.
One position at polling places, the Information Officer, can be filled by a person who is NOT a Canadian citizen.
There is also some need for interpreters.
For more information: www.elections.sk.ca
Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested. I know that there is a desire to have a more diverse workforce on election day, to better represent the city population.