Brampton is Hiring 2,000 People to Work the Municipal Election

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If you live in Brampton and you’re looking for work, you’re in luck - the City is recruiting more than 2,000 election workers for the upcoming municipal election.

As Brampton gears up to elect a mayor, city councillors, regional councillors, school board trustees, and a Peel Regional chair on October 22, 2018, the City is looking for a ton of positions to be filled to help with the election.

Recruitment for more than 2,000 election workers kicks off on Saturday June 9 at CeleBrampton, happening across downtown Brampton, according to a recent release from the City. There will be a municipal election kiosk located outside City Hall where you can ask questions and even apply on the spot.

Residents can officially apply to become a municipal election worker as of June 9.

"With an eligible voter base of more than 350,000, the support of Election workers is crucial in the effective running of the Municipal Election,” said Peter Fay, City Clerk and Returning Officer, in a recent statement.

Applicants could be students looking for experience with municipal government, newcomers to Brampton keen to gain local experience, or residents wanting to give back to the community. Anyone with the spirit to serve is welcome to apply."

What kinds of positions are available?

The positions are all administrative and customer service-related. Available positions include location supervisors, assistant location supervisor, deputy returning officer, election assistant, tabulator attendant, and greeter.

According to the City, preference will be given to Brampton residents 18 years of age or older - so if that’s you, and you’re looking for an odd job, it might be time to brush up your resume.

If you are hired, the commitment is moderate. You’ll be required to commit to two or three hours of training, including in-class and material review prior to voting day on October 22. On voting day itself, you’ll be required to work up to 14 hours.

Training and compensation will be provided, and previous experience and computer skills are preferred, according to the City. Each position has a flat rate, depending on the skills, experience, and time required.

You can find more information on positions and applications here.

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