Location Supervisor

Job Title:

Location Supervisor


City Clerk's Office

Time Commitment:

Prior to Voting Day: Position training (in-class, online and material review): approximately 2-3 hours

Advance Voting Saturday: October 6 or October 13, 2018, 8 am to 7 pm​

Voting Day: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8 am to 10 pm


$774 Flat Rate (includes one Advance Voting Saturday, Voting Day & training time)

Reporting to the designated Ward Manager, responsible for the orderly conduct of voting at a voting place in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and City Election policies and procedures. Ensures all voters who are entitled to vote may do so, and handles all situations that arise. Manages activity and staff assigned to a voting location.

Major Responsibilities:

Pre-Voting Day:

  • May assist with the recruitment of location staff
  • Attend mandatory training session and review all training material prior to working
  • Pick up ballots, vote tabulator, laptops and other supplies at Election Office prior to Voting Day
  • Participate in one of two Advance Voting Saturdays as a DRO or other election position as needed
  • Become familiar with voting location

Voting Day:

  • Arrive at the voting place at 8 am on Voting Day
  • Manage set-up of the voting place and ensure it opens at 10 am
  • Issue bundles of ballots to DROs at location as required on Voting Day
  • Sign in scrutineers, administer appropriate oaths and monitor scrutineer activities
  • Advise Ward Manager if assistance is required (support, staffing, supplies, furniture, etc.)
  • Provide hourly updates to Ward Manager regarding voter stats, issues, traffic flow, etc.
  • Close the voting place at 8 pm and complete closing procedures: assist DRO with balancing; transmit results to Election Office; complete worker evaluations
  • Return all documents, supplies and equipment to designated location after close of voting

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle on Voting Day
  • Must be able to lift and carry the vote tabulator and voting place supply bag (approx. 40-50 lbs)

Key Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Previous experience as an election official is preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills – deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with conflict
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Good command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Second language an asset
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Please be advised that the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with applicants. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include a current email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. interview dates, training, placement), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in an Election position.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for an election position, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.