There are currently no election jobs available at this time. Positions will be open for application in July.
The municipal election day for Toronto is Monday, October 24, 2022 and advance voting days are October 7 to 14. Over 15,000 people are needed to help deliver the biggest municipal election in Canada. Join us to make it happen.

The Ontario Provincial election will be held on June 2, 2022. Please visit Elections Ontario for information about other election employment opportunities.

Access 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


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)

Special Requirement

Must be able to work four (4) days of advance voting days (October 7 – 14, 2022) in addition to the election day.

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
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs

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 setting up, opening and closing of the voting place
  • Processes voters and issues ballots and administers declarations
  • Adds voters or makes changes to the voters’ list
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience an asset

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 setting up, opening and closing of the voting place
  • Processes voters and administers declarations
  • Adds voters or makes changes to the voters’ list
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience an asset

Time Commitment

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

Pay

$265


Standby Officer

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 able to lift and carry items that weigh up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be highly organized and a team player
  • Previous election experience is considered an asset

Time Commitment

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

Pay

$265

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 Ontario Human Rights Code protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

If you are unable to attend an interview using your own computer and internet connection, Toronto Public Library locations, many Toronto Employment Social Services locations or any community employment hub may have options available to support you attending your interview.

Toronto Elections continues to work with public health authorities to ensure voting places will be safe for everyone.

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 listed on the appointment notice (after hire). The target date for cheque mail out is approximately six weeks after election day, October 24, 2022.

Deductions and Income Tax

Election Officials who work a minimum of 35 hours or earn $500 or more will have Federal and Provincial income tax, Employment Insurance (EI), and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums deducted from their pay.

T4 Slips

T4 slips are only issued if you earned more than $500 or worked more than 35 hours.

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.