Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)

Job Title:

Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)

Time Commitment:

Prior to Voting Day: Position training and material review

Voting Day: Monday, October 24 (8 am to 10 pm)


$374 flat-rate payment (includes hours worked on Voting Day, training and other duties prior to Voting Day)

Reporting to the Location Supervisor, responsible for the processing of voters in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and City election policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory training session and review all training material prior to Voting Day
  • Arrive at the voting location by 8 am on Voting Day
  • Assist with set-up of the voting location and ensure it opens at 10 am
  • Receive and check all supplies received from the Supervisor (i.e. blank ballots, tally sheets, envelopes, etc.)
  • Advise the Supervisor if assistance is required (i.e. support, staffing, supplies, furniture)
  • Process voters by conducting electronic check-in, verify identification, retrieve, initial and issue appropriate ballot, maintain count of total voters
  • Provide information to voters regarding ballot completion
  • Direct voters to appropriate voting station
  • Print ExpressVote ballots for accessible voting unit, if applicable
  • Process Application to Amend the Voters' List forms
  • Process cancelled and declined ballots as required
  • Administer oaths, as required
  • At the discretion of the Supervisor, provide support to other DROs and election workers in a roving capacity, as needed
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary workspace by frequently wiping down common surfaces and supplies
  • Assist with the closing of the voting location at 8 pm and complete closing procedures including final tally and balancing of ballots

Work Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Must not be:
    • ​A candidate or registered third party advertiser;
    • An immediate family member of a candidate; or, 
    • Actively working in support of or opposition to a candidate in the Brampton Municipal Election​​

​Selection Criteria

  • Previous experience as an election official is preferred 
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with the public tactfully and courteously
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with conflict 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Proficient computer skills 
  • Good command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Knowledge of additional languages is an asset 

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.


Contact Election

Phone: Dial 3-1-1 (within City limits)
905.874.2424 (outside City limits)