Toronto City Council declared the Council seat in Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest vacant and has opted for a by-election to fill the vacancy. Nominations will open on Thursday, September 7. Over the next few weeks voting dates and further details will be provided at toronto.ca/elections.
There were close to 15,000 election positions filled in various roles helping to support Toronto’s by-election for mayor. Thank you for helping your community vote! Review 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.
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 of the following taxation year. If you worked less than 35 hours, you will not be issued a T4 slip.
Expenses you may incur, including cell phone use, parking, mileage and transit, were considered when determining pay rates for each position. Expense claims are not eligible for reimbursement.
Compensation for training hours are included in your event pay. Please note:
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 June 8 to 13. Minimum commitment of two (2) consecutive days to a maximum of four (4) days.
Election Day: $265
Advance Vote: $125 (daily)
Managing Deputy Returning Officer (MDRO) – All positions have been filled.
Must be able to work two (2) days of advance voting days (June 8 – 13, 2023) in addition to election day (June 26).
Responsibilities and Requirements
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:
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 2023 by-election for mayor including:
The information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
The City is committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment opportunities 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 June.