We’re hiring Election Officials! Create an account and apply for a temporary paid election position and help your community vote this October. All advance voting positions have been filled and are waitlist only.

Toronto’s municipal election is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2022. Advance voting days are October 7 to 14. More than 15,000 people just like you are needed to help deliver the largest municipal election in Canada.

At this time, all advance voting positions have been filled and are waitlist only. There are still many other election day positions available.

Review the eligibility requirements below, then create your account and apply to join our team! When you first visit the Toronto Election Jobs Portal, look for the Create an Account link at the bottom right of the login page to get started.

Review the job descriptions below, then create your account and apply now to join our team!
Managing Deputy Returning Officer (MDRO)

Special Requirement

  • Must have supervisory experience or previous experience in this role.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Manages a large voting place with 5 – 12 staff
  • Manages the voting place to ensure staff are following correct procedures
  • Distributes and packs up supplies, and completes all paperwork
  • Sets up, opens and closes the voting place
  • Must have access to a cell phone
  • Must have excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience an asset
  • Some physical activity and lifting may be required to set up and dismantle the voting place

Time Commitment

  • Training: Approximately 3 Hours (online, virtual class and material review)
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$425


Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)

Special Requirement

  • Must have supervisory experience or previous experience in this role.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Manages a small voting place with 1 – 4 staff
  • Manages the voting place to ensure staff are following correct procedures
  • Distributes and packs up supplies, and completes all paperwork
  • Sets up, opens and closes the voting place
  • Operates a vote tabulator
  • Must have access to a cell phone
  • Must have excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience an asset
  • Some physical activity and lifting may be required to set up and dismantle the voting place

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory training sessions:
    • In-class: Approximately 2 hours
    • Online: Approximately 1 hour
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$395


Access Officer

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Assists with the opening and closing of the voting place
  • Greets and directs voters
  • Assists with various duties
  • May be stationed at an entrance to ensure access for voters
  • Must have excellent customer service skills

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory online training session – approximately 1 hour
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$235


Customer Service Officer

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Assists with the opening and closing of the voting place
  • Greets and directs voters
  • Assists with various duties
  • Must have excellent customer service skills

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory online training session – approximately 1 hour
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$235


Voter Assist Terminal Officer (VAT Officer)*

*All VAT Officer positions have been filled and are waitlist only.

Special Requirement

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

  • Assists with opening and closing the voting place
  • Sets up the voter assist terminal
  • Assists electors that wish to use the voter assist terminal
  • Assists with other various duties
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory in-class – approximately 1 hour AND online – approximately 1 hour
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.
  • Advance voting days: 8:30 a.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m.

Pay:

$235


Tabulator Deputy Returning Officer (Tabulator Officer)

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Assists with setting up and closing of the voting place
  • Receives ballots from voters and feeds ballots into vote tabulator
  • Assists with various duties
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Some physical activity and lifting may be required to set up and dismantle the voting place

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory in-class (approximately 1 hour) AND mandatory online training session (approximately 1 hour)
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$235


Ballot Deputy Returning Officer (Ballot Officer)

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Assists with set up of the voting place to ensure it opens at 10:00 a.m.
  • Locates voters on the voters’ list
  • Marks voters as voted
  • Issues ballots and administers oaths
  • Ensures forms are filled out correctly and signed
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory online training session – approximately 2 hours
  • Election Day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$265


Revising Deputy Returning Officer (Revising Officer)

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Assists with set up of the voting place to ensure it opens at 10:00 a.m.
  • Assists voters who need to add, change or remove their name or information on the voters’ list
  • Ensures forms are completed correctly and signed
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory online training session – approximately 2 hours
  • Election Day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

$265


Standby Officer

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.

Special Requirement

  • Must have cell phone and access to a vehicle

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Prepares to be dispatched to fill any voting place position
  • If deployed to fill a voting place position:
    • May process voters and issues ballots and/or administer declarations
    • May add voters or make changes to the voters’ list
    • May operate a vote tabulator
  • Must have excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience is considered an asset
  • Some physical activity and lifting may be required to set up and dismantle the voting place

Time Commitment

  • Training: mandatory online training session – approximately 2.5 hours
  • Election day: 8 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.

Pay

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:

  • You are eligible to work in Canada
  • You are 18 years of age or older on or before election day
  • You have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • You have received a full series of COVID-19 vaccines (i.e. both doses of a two dose vaccine or one dose of a single dose vaccine)

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.

All Staff are Required to Acknowledge the Following Declaration

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:

  • Interfere with an elector when they are marking their ballot;
  • Obtain or communicate any information as to how an elector is about to vote or has voted, or
  • Directly or indirectly, induce an elector or show their marked ballot to any person.

I also declare:

I have not and will not engage in political activity in the 2022 Election including:

  • Supporting or opposing a candidate before or during an election
  • Seeking nomination or being a candidate or registered third party advertiser in the election
  • Canvassing or campaigning on a Toronto municipal referendum question
  • I am not a family member of an individual seeking nomination or being a candidate in the 2022 Election, and

The information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Payment Schedule

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.

Deductions and Income Tax

Election Officials who work more than 35 hours and/or earn more than $500 are subject to statutory deductions, which may include income tax, Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan.

T4 Slips

T4 slips are only issued if statutory deductions are made from your election pay.

Expense Claims

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.

Training Payment

Compensation for training is included in your event pay. Please note:

  • If you attend training, but do not fulfill your work assignment, you will not be paid.
  • If you don’t attend training, you will be removed from your work assignment.