Tuesday, July 27, 2010

City Recruiting Workers for October 18 Civic Election

Interested in civic politics but not quite ready for the Mayor’s seat? You can still get involved, say officials, as The City of Calgary announced it is looking for people interested in working as Deputy Returning Officers this fall on Election Day, October 18, 2010.

“We are looking for community-minded individuals who want to experience the inner workings of a municipal election” said Barb Clifford, The City’s Returning Officer. “This is a big day, where Calgarians will choose the future stewards of the city we live in. We need a lot of people to help ensure we collect votes in a timely and efficient manner.”

The 2010 General Election will see eligible Calgarians having a say on who fills the offices of Mayor, Aldermen, Public School Trustee and Separate School Trustee..

The City hires approximately 3,000 people to work on Election Day. All positions are paid positions. Most workers will be assigned to the 163 voting stations and special voting stations located in communities in and around Calgary. A large number of stand-by workers are also hired to ensure all positions are filled should a cancellation occur.

In order to apply to be an Election Worker, a person must be:
  • 18 years of age or over;
  • A resident of Calgary;
  • Available to attend a 1-2 hour daytime training session in September; and
  • Available to work extended hours on Election Day (October 18).
Anyone who meets theses qualifications and would like to be a part of the election team, is asked visit the Election and Information Services Office between July 26 and September 17, 2010, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to complete an application. Applications must be made in-person and take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The Election and Information Services Office is located at 1103 - 55 Ave NE. Deputy Returning Officers and stand-by positions are filled as applications are received. For more information call 403-476-4100 (Option 2).

For more information interested applicants can visit calgary.ca/election

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