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OSHAWA – The 2018 City of Oshawa municipal election is fast approaching and election officials are now being recruited to work advance polls and on election day. City staff will host one more City of Oshawa Municipal Election Job Fair and be on hand to answer any questions regarding the available positions and application process. The final Job Fair will be held at the Oshawa Centre (419 King Street West) on Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Previous election experience is considered an asset, however new workers are welcome and full training and support is provided to all election workers. The City is recruiting for:

  • Greeters: The Greeter is responsible for providing information and assisting electors at the Voting Place. Those interested in this position must have:
    • good communication and people skills.
  • Revision Clerks: The Revision Clerk is responsible for assisting electors at the Voting Place who have not been included on the Voters' List or whose information on the Voters' List is incorrect. Those interested in this position must have:
    • ability to effectively provide instruction, good organizational skills, strong communication skills, ability to multi-task.
  • Deputy Returning Officers (D.R.O.): The D.R.O. is responsible for issuing ballots to electors and maintaining the Voters' List. Those interested in this position must have:
    • ability to effectively provide instruction, good organization skills, strong communication skills, ability to multi-task.
  • Technical Deputy Returning Officers (T.D.R.O.): The T.D.R.O. is appointed for each Voting Place and is responsible for the tabulation of all votes at the Voting Place and generation of the election result tape after the close of voting. Those interested in this position must have:
    • ability to follow troubleshooting steps to assist in resolving issues with the tabulator, ability to lift up to 30 pounds, strong communication and people skills; and,
    • own vehicle for Voting Day (i.e. cannot depend on someone else to drive them to the Voting Place).
  • Voting Place Supervisors: The Voting Place Supervisor is appointed for each voting location and is responsible for the overall management of the Voting Place. Voting Place Supervisors are also required to work at one Advance Voting Place prior to Voting Day. Those interested in this position must have:
    • ability to lift up to 50 pounds, leadership and problem solving skills, ability to effectively provide instruction, good organization skills, strong communication skills, ability to multi-task; and,
    • own vehicle for Voting Day (i.e. cannot depend on someone else to drive them to the Voting Place), must have a cell phone on Voting Day in order to communicate with Election Officials.

All positions require the successful applicant to arrive at the Voting Place by 9:00 a.m. Learn more about the duties of each position online.

How to apply

Residents interested in applying can do so online at their convenience, online or on paper at Service Oshawa (located in City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.), or online or on paper at a City of Oshawa Municipal Election Job Fair.

The application process is as follows:

Online

  1. Completed the application form online.
  2. Following the submission of the application, applicants will complete the initial test online.
  3. Applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview with City Clerk Services.

In person at Service Oshawa

  1. Complete the application form on paper or at the computer workstation at Service Oshawa (located on the first floor of City Hall, 50 Centre St. S.).
  2. Following the submission of the application, applicants will complete the initial test.
  3. Complete the pre-screening interview with Service Oshawa staff.

In person at a City of Oshawa Municipal Election Job Fair

  1. Complete the application form on the applicant’s mobile device, a City of Oshawa laptop or on paper.
  2. Following application submission, applicants will complete the initial test either on paper or online (depending on submission method).
  3. Complete the pre-screening interview with Job Fair staff.

Successful applicants will then:

  1. Be provided with:
    • details for mandatory, in person, position-specific training at the Consolidated Operations Depot, located at 199 Wentworth St. E.
  2. At position-specific training, applicants will complete a test for further assessment. Applicants deemed unable to complete the position they have been selected for may be reallocated to another position or relieved of duties.

Absence from in-person training will exclude that applicant from any position.

For more information on the 2018 Municipal and School Board elections, please visit our website at www.voteoshawa.ca or contact City Clerk Services at 905-436-3311 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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