Election Officers Required

Like all municipalities in Quebec, an election will be held in the municipality of Chelsea Sunday, November 3, 2013. The Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities also requires to hold an advanced poll (BVA), it will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013. Several positions must be filled for each of the two voting days.


Becoming an election worker is one of the best ways to participate in the democratic life of a municipality and to make a real contribution to your community. You will gain new skills while providing a valuable service to your community


Therefore, the returning officer is currently looking for individuals to fill its complement of election workers ahead of the municipal election to be held on November 3, 2013 (including the BVA):


Deputy returning officer:

Ensure that the elections progress smoothly and in a confidential manner, identify electors, distribute ballots, conduct vote counting.

Poll clerk:

Assist the deputy returning officer in his or her duties, indicate on the list of electors the persons who have voted.


Receive electors, ensure that electors know their polling subdivision, ensure that they are registered on the list of electors, ask electors to prepare their identification documents, direct electors to their polling subdivision.

Member of the identity verification panel:

Check the identity of electors who have not been able to establish their identity at the time of voting, receive and analyze documents submitted by them, inform them about the decision made.

Officer in charge of information and order:

Responsible for the hall, ensure that the poll takes place without a hitch, maintain order in the voting hall, facilitate the exercise of voting rights, supervise and assist election staff in performing their respective duties.


The day of advance polls require staff at a constant presence in polling stations from 11 am to 8:30 pm.


The day of the poll requires staff retained a presence in polling stations from 9 am until the close of polling, or 8 pm. The deputy returning officers and the poll clerks should proceed with the counting and addition of votes and complete their report (about 10 pm).


No experience is required. A mandatory training will be provided in October.


Anyone interested in one of these positions is asked to communicate with the election clerk, Shirin Amiri, and is invited to fill out the job application.