The Toronto Elections web pages will be updated and recruitment to hire election officials for the June 2023 by-election will start in April.
Thank you to the thousands of people who stepped into election official roles to support the 2022 municipal general election. Please see below for payment information.
Election pay cheques are mailed to the address you provided/entered when you first created your Election Jobs account. The target date for you to receive your cheque is approximately six weeks after election day, October 24, 2022.
Election Officials who worked 35 hours or more, can view and print copies of their Record of Employment by creating and/or accessing their My Service Canada Account.
Election Officials who work 35 hours, or more, and/or earn $500, or more, are subject to statutory deductions, which may include income tax, Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan.
If you are exempt from CPP contributions and experienced deductions to your 2022 municipal election event pay, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency for guidance.
T4 slips are only issued if statutory deductions are made from your election pay and will be issued by the City’s Pension, Payroll & Employee Benefits Division mid to late February 2023.
Possible expenses, including cell phone use, parking, mileage and transit, were considered when determining pay rates for each position. Additional claims are not eligible for reimbursement.
Compensation for training is included in your event pay. Please note:
Must be able to work four (4) consecutive days of advance voting days (October 7 – 14, 2022) in addition to election day (October 24).
Responsibilities and Requirements
In addition to this role being available for election day, you can apply to work as a Standby Officer during advance vote. The advance vote period is October 7 to 14. Minimum commitment of two (2) consecutive days to a maximum of five (5) days. Please note: All advance voting positions have been filled and are waitlist only.
Election Day: $265
Advance Vote: $125 (daily)
In addition to meeting the requirements outlined for each specific position, you are eligible to apply for an election official position if you meet the following criteria:
Learn about the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
The City is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require an Ontario Human Rights Code protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment or hiring process, please make them known as soon as possible.
If you are unable to access a computer or Internet connection to apply online or attend a virtual interview, there may be equipment and access available to you through Toronto Public Library locations, many Toronto Employment Social Services locations or community employment hubs. If you require assistance, call the Toronto Elections recruitment line at 416-338-1111 and press 2, or TTY 416-338-0TTY (0889).
The health and safety of election workers and voters is a top priority.
Toronto Elections continues to work closely with public health authorities to follow Provincial requirements and implement health and safety guidelines that ensure voting places will be safe for everyone this October.
If appointed to a voting place position:
I will act faithfully in the capacity set out in my appointment and perform all the duties required by law without partiality, fear, favour or affection;
That I will maintain and aid in maintaining the secrecy of the voting; and I will not, nor attempt to:
I also declare:
I have not and will not engage in political activity in the 2022 Election including:
The information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.