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. Approximately 550 enthusiastic Oshawa residents are needed fill a variety of positions that will provide the opportunity to gain interesting experience and become involved with the City of Oshawa.
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, computer skills, 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 25 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.
City staff will host City of Oshawa Municipal Election Job Fairs and be on hand to answer any questions regarding the available positions and application process. Each Job Fair will be held at City Hall (50 Centre St. S.) and are tentatively scheduled for:
- Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The application process is as follows:
In person at Service Oshawa
In person at a City of Oshawa Municipal Election Job Fair
Successful applicants will then:
- Be provided with:
- a link to the training video that provides the general information for all Election Officials; and,
- details for mandatory, in person, position-specific training at the Consolidated Operations Depot, located at 199 Wentworth St. E.
- 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.