Working at the Election

Are you interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at the democratic process? Want to contribute to your local community in a meaningful way? Apply to be an Election Official today! No prior experience is necessary, but would be considered an asset.

Election Officials are responsible for ensuring that local elections are conducted in a fair and efficient manner in compliance with all legislative requirements. In addition, Presiding (or Alternate Presiding) Election Officials are responsible for the supervision of each voting place.

As an Election Official, you will use your excellent communication skills to efficiently guide voters through the election process in a professional, impartial manner.  Other duties include set-up and take-down of the voting place, confirming voters’ identities, registering new voters, issuing ballots, supervising the ballot box, and maintaining privacy in voting booths.

In addition, Presiding (or Alternate Presiding) Election Officials must be responsible for:

  • Overall management of the voting place;
  • Supervision of election officials;
  • Dealing with any concerns or issues arising during voting; and
  • Keeping accurate records of any occurrences or issues.

Time commitment

Election officials may be required to work up to three shifts, from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, on the following days:

  • General Voting Day on Saturday, October 15;
  • Advance Voting Opportunity on Wednesday, October 5;
  • Electoral Area H (Slocan Valley) ONLY Additional Advance Voting Opportunity on Wednesday, October 12.

In addition, at least one mandatory paid training session will be held in early October in Nelson.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada; and
  • You are not, nor will not become, a candidate, candidate representative or financial agent, or be involved in a campaign for a candidate or an issue that is subject to an assent vote during the course of the election.


The content on this page was last updated June 22 2022 at 8:56 AM