Floater Election Worker

Temporary

Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.

The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our experienced and engaged workforce delivers a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life. Our recently completed Strathmore Municipal Building will bring all Administrative functions under one roof, providing new opportunities for collaboration across the organization.

Position Overview:

Floaters during the election are key to ensuring that election continues to flow seamlessly while different staff members take breaks.  You may be asked to serve as a Greeter, Deputy Returning Officer, Ballot Clerk, OH&S Clerk or Tabulator Clerk on a temporary basis throughout the course of the election.  As a result, you will need to be well versed in all of the roles and responsibilities. 

Responsibilities:

Greeter

  • Greet voters, provide assistance to voters when requested and remind voters that identification confirming their name and current residential address is required in order to vote
  • Monitor and assess activity in and around the voting station
  • Refer all candidates, official agents and scrutineers to the Presiding Deputy Returning Officer
  • Direct all voters through the voting process
  • Maintain the flow of voters throughout the voting station
  • Ensure voters line up in a single line for the Deputy Returning Officers at the registration table
  • Ensure voters enter and exit the voting station appropriately

Deputy Returning Officer

  • Ask the voter for their identification and fill out a Form 13
  • Confirm the voter has read and understood the statement of elector eligibility, is eligible to vote and arrange for the voter to sign the statement
  • Provide a Form 13 to the Ballot Clerk who will issue the ballots
  • Clean workstation in between voters to ensure adequate hygiene for voters

Ballot Clerk

  • Receive Form 13 from the Deputy Returning Officer
  • Ensure the voting station has accurate ballot types and number of ballots supplied matching requirements
  • Place ballots in the secrecy sleeve and direct voters to the voting booth and then on to the Tabulator Clerk
  • Issue ballots to voters and ensure that the ballots have been initialled
  • Complete all documentation and worksheets, including ballot accounting and voting registers and notifying the Presiding Deputy of any discrepancies or concerns
  • Ensure accurate processes are followed when handling spoiled and rejected ballots

Tabulator Clerk

  • Maintaining the safety and security of the ballot box and tabulator
  • Reviewing ballots to ensure ballots have been initialled
  • Assist voters will depositing voted ballots into the ballot box
  • Identify any ballot issues for voters for correction and informing the Presiding Deputy Returning Officer, as required
  • Working with ES&S staff to ensure that the necessary tapes are printed and signed

OH&S Clerk

  • Ensure all safety protocols are adhered to by voters and workers on site, along with cleanliness and sanitizing of the voting location
  • Cleaning and sanitizing items such as tables, chairs, voting equipment, voting supplies, high touch areas, secrecy sleeves, pens, pencils, etc.
  • And any other duties as assigned.

Training ($50)

  • In-person training is mandatory for election workers.
  • All election workers must be able to attend either October 4 or October 12 for election worker training

Election Hours

  • Advance Vote – October 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. plus time to set up and take down ($175)
  • Advance Vote – October 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 pm. plus time to set up ($175)
  • Election Day – October 18, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. plus time to take down($275)

Note: Election workers must be available for all hours.  The Returning Officer will determine the final schedule but, due to COVID-19, it is important that those who are not working all hours are still available, should they be required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age by October 1, 2021
  • Previous experience as an election worker is an asset
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse members of the public in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Must be physically able to lift supplies weighting up to 30 lbs
  • Must be able to arrange your own transportation to and from the voting station

Note: Election staff are not permitted to leave the voting station, except when taking washroom breaks.

Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to provide a successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.  References from recent employers will be required as part of the recruitment process.

Application:  Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications to careers@strathmore.ca

The Town of Strathmore adheres to guidelines as set by AHS in response to the pandemic. Working arrangements & interview location may evolve throughout the recruitment process.

This position will remain open until September 24, 2021.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. 

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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