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Elections/Assent Voting / Elections Officials

Election Officials are recruited on an as needed basis to work in various communities throughout the region to assist with referenda, by-elections, general elections and other voting opportunities.

The next voting opportunity for which the Regional District will be seeking interest for is the General Local Election to be held the Fall of 2014. There are Advance Voting Days as well. Voting locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. However election officials are required to be available prior to 8:00 a.m. to set up the voting location and after 8:00 p.m. to take down the voting location and conduct a ballot count.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George holds a mandatory training session for election officials and provides the election officials with reference material and all necessary supplies. Ongoing support from the Chief and Deputy Chief Election Officers is available during voting days.

Election Officials should be prepared to attend the training session, travel to rural locations throughout the region, and be able to work for an extended period of time on general voting day. Election officials are compensated by way of an hourly wage and/or mileage rate.

Election Officials are required to make a solemn declaration that they will faithfully and impartially fulfill their duties. Election Officials having personal connections to a candidate are to advise the Chief Election Officer.

Election Officials will be appointed to one of three positions. Appointments are at the discretion of the Chief Election Officer. The following provides an overview of the three election official positions.

 
Election Officials (EO)

The Election Official (EO) assists the PEO and APEO.

An EO may be assigned tasks such as:

  • assisting with the setup and takedown of the voting location;
  • assisting with the registration of voters; and
  • providing direction to voters entering a voting location.
Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO)

The Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO) directly assists the PEO. In the PEO’s absence, the APEO assumes the duties and responsibilities of the PEO.

APEO’s may be assigned tasks such as:

  • assisting with the setup of the voting location;
  • registration of voters; and
  • ensuring campaigning restrictions on voting day are observed.
Presiding Election Official (PEO)

The Presiding Election Official (PEO) is responsible for the conduct of the vote at his or her assigned voting location including:

  • ensuring, as far as possible, that the applicable legislation and bylaws are complied with including, voter registration process, access to the voting place, or voting;
  • ensuring that election offences, such as signs too close to the voting location, are dealt with according to applicable legislation and bylaws;
  • supervising staff at the voting place, assigning tasks to other election officials and making appointments as required;
  • ensuring all used and unused ballots and ballot boxes are secure at all times; and
  • ensuring that the results of voting at the voting place are tallied properly and provided to the Chief Election Officer as instructed.

Prequalification of Election Officials

Application Form for Election Officials

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Karla Jensen, Chief Election Officer at (250) 960-4400 or toll free at 1-800-667-1959.