The City of Grande Prairie is seeking community members to work at voting stations for the by-election in October.
An election worker is an integral part of the electoral process as they help maintain a fair, transparent election and facilitate a smooth voting process on advanced voting days and on election day.
The positions available to be filled are Presiding Deputy Returning Officer (PDRO) and Deputy Returning Officer (DRO).
The PDRO supervises the overall voting station, communicates with the centralized election office and ensures all legislated election requirements are met. They also set up, close and maintain voting booths, equipment, and election material.
The DRO is responsible for assisting with the set-up, closure and maintenance of the voting station, as well as assisting voters with the registration process such as verifying voter identification and issuing ballots.
Election workers are required to stay on-site and at their assigned station for the entire shift and until all duties are complete. The hours are approximate, as follows:
- Advance Voting
- October 8 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until duties are complete)
- Election Day
- October 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or until duties are complete)
Election workers are compensated at the following rates:
- Advanced Voting (2 days)
- PDRO - $600 (2 days)
- DRO - $450 (2 days)
- Election Day (1 day)
- PDRO - $300
- DRO - $225
- Training Session
- PDRO/DRO - $50/session
Those interested in applying may learn more and complete an application at cityofgp.com/byelection. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
For more information on the by-election, visit cityofgp.com/byelection.
Information is provided by the City of Grande Prairie