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Do you want to serve your community, earn money and support the democratic process? Become an election worker!

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Strathcona County is hiring 450 election workers for the municipal and school trustee elections, being held on Monday, October 18 of this year.

Various positions need to be filled for Election Day and for several Advance Vote and Institutional Vote dates.

Positions include presiding deputy, assistant presiding deputy, tabulator clerk, ballot clerk, registration clerk, address clerk, COVID clerk, and door attendant.

Election Day workers can earn between $210 and $370 working a full day.

To increase access and convenience, and ultimately voter participation, the number of Advance Vote opportunities will be increased for this fall’s election. The Election Office will be hiring four teams for advance voting.

The teams will run Advance Votes at locations such as schools, recreation facilities, rural contact offices, the Bethel Transit Terminal, the Community Centre, and new this year, drive-thru voting at the Broadview Enviroservice Station.

Youth at the Booth is a special initiative to recruit high school students, 16 years of age or older, to work in the polling stations on Election Day. Students can apply for the positions of registration clerks, address clerks, COVID clerks, and door attendants, and will be paid $210 for working 13 hours on Monday, Oct. 18.

How to apply

If you are interested in working the election, position descriptions, compensation and application forms are available at strathcona.ca/election.

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Applicants for presiding deputy, assistant presiding deputy and tabulator clerk positions may be required to attend an in-person interview at the Election Office.
The Election Office is looking for people with strong interpersonal skills. Election workers are responsible for their own transportation to and from their assigned voting stations.

Those who enjoy working with seniors might want to apply for the “institutional” positions to staff the voting stations at seniors’ care facilities located in Sherwood Park.

Hiring will remain open until all positions are filled. Positions will be assigned in mid to late August. Election worker training will take place towards the end of September for Advance Vote teams. For all other Election Day workers, training will be held in early October.

The Election Office is located in the Community Centre at 140, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Currently, given COVID-19, questions are welcome by phone or email.

Phone 780-400-3800 or email: election@strathcona.ca. The Election Office looks forward to hiring and working with a great team.

Remember, Election Day is Oct. 18.

Voters will elect the positions: Mayor and Councillors (8) for Strathcona County, and Board Trustees for Elk Island Catholic Schools and Elk Island Public Schools – all to serve a four-year term in office.

My County My Vote.

This column was written and provided by Strathcona County staff.

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