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October 2024 Provincial General Election

Approximately 17,000 election workers are needed to work in the October 2024 Provincial General Election in B.C. Jobs are available at advance voting and on final voting day, Saturday, October 19, 2024.

Interested? We’re looking for applicants who:

  • want to participate in the democratic process,
  • are looking for short-term temporary work,
  • enjoy working with a wide variety of people, and
  • want to be part of a province-wide team.

Election officials have an important role to play in the electoral process. They ensure that voters receive good service and have the opportunity to vote.

Please note that the hiring process for election officials will start in mid-September. However, you are welcome to submit your application now. Applicants who meet the requirements will be contacted once the district electoral offices open.

Experience and Skills Required

Specific job descriptions are linked below. In addition, all election workers require:

  • basic technical literacy and working knowledge of technology
  • basic English language and literacy skills
  • the ability to be impartial and non-partisan
  • good communication and people skills
  • the ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • basic arithmetic skills
  • good analytical skills
  • strong attention to detail
  • the ability to follow directions and written instructions
  • the ability to learn in a short time frame
  • the ability to serve voters with support needs

The work day is long – 14 hours or more. Election workers must be prepared to sit or stand for long periods. The work day begins at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Jobs Available

For the October 2024 election, the majority of voting places will have voting technology. Technology-enabled elections are more complex and draw on different skill sets. The introduction of technology to election administration means changes to staff roles and skills required. While smaller voting places may not have technology, the majority of election officials will work in technology-enabled voting places and must have comfort using and skill in technology.


Key Duties


  • verifies voter identification and entitlement to vote
  • updates voter records in the electronic voting book
  • issues ballots to eligible voters
  • provides instructions to voters on how to mark their ballot
  • closes the voting station and packs up all materials

$325 per day

$18 for online training (one-time fee)

$62 per session for classroom training

  • provides information to voters about voting and identification requirements
  • controls traffic of people and vehicles
  • places signs at the voting location
  • assists voters with disabilities

$310 per day

$18 for online training (one-time fee)

$62 per session for classroom training

  • sets up, tests and troubleshoots the vote tabulator
  • assists voters with casting their ballot by inserting the ballots into the vote tabulator machine
  • directs the flow of voters at the tabulator station
  • shuts down the tabulator station and accounts for all materials

$310 per day

$18 for online training (one-time fee)

$62 per session for classroom training

  • oversees and troubleshoots voting technology in a technology-enabled voting place
  • sets up and secures voting technology
  • ensures technology configuration, layout and security conforms with Elections BC requirements
  • assists election officials to ensure proper technology set up and functioning throughout the day

$380 per day

$18 for online training (one-time fee)

$62 per session for classroom training (will attend multiple training sessions)

  • oversees a voting place or group of voting places
  • supervises staff at the voting place(s)
  • ensures that voting procedures are followed correctly
  • solves problems and manages issues
  • supervises initial count and reports election night results

$440 per day

$18 for online training (one-time fee)

$62 per session for classroom training (will attend multiple training sessions)

Please note:

  • Election officials must be at least 15 years old and legally entitled to work in B.C.
  • You must provide your own transportation to and from work. Elections BC does not reimburse commuting expenses.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee employment.
  • Please be prepared to provide your Social Insurance Number if you are offered employment.
  • All election officials must successfully complete online training and attend classroom training before they work.
  • You must have a valid email address and access to a computer to complete the online training prior to attending classroom training.
  • Training is mandatory, even if you have worked as an election official before.

How to apply

The District Electoral Officer (DEO) for each provincial electoral district hires election officials for voting opportunities in their district.

To apply for work:

  1. Review the job descriptions.
  2. Review the Find Your Electoral District application to determine which electoral district you want to work in. You may apply for work in more than one electoral district within reasonable commuting distance from your home. Employment can only be offered in one district.
  3. Click 'Next' to be taken to a map where you can select the electoral districts you want to apply to.
  4. Submit an application to each electoral district you want to work in. You will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements and to select which position(s) you wish to be considered for. Submission of a resume is optional.

Note: At this time, we are only accepting applications online. Once the district electoral offices open in mid-September, you will be able to apply in person.

Elections BC is committed to fostering a respectful workplace and welcoming diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.

Elections BC | 1-800-661-8683 | elections.bc.ca