Nova Scotia’s 41st general election has been called. When the campaigning is over and it’s time for citizens to cast their ballots, workers are required to guide them through the process and hand them their ballots.
Elections Nova Scotia is currently hiring for many positions that you can apply for. You will help out with the democratic process and the best part, get paid for your time!
A Poll Clerk makes $269.25 on election day and is usually the first person that someone casting their ballot will speak with when they arrive to vote. Poll Clerks greet voters, checks their documentation and direct them to the appropriate voting station. On election day, the Poll Clerk can expect to work an average 13 hours and be paid for 15 hours. Rate of pay is minimum wage ($12.95/hour) + an extra $5/hour.
A Deputy Returning Officer is known as a DRO and have very important duties. They will provide the ballots to electors and witness the ballots being put into the ballot box. The DRO alone is responsible for the ballots and the voting procedure. On election day, the DRO can expect to work an average of 13 hours and be paid for 15 hours. Rate of pay is minimum wage (12.95/hour) + an extra $5/hour. Expect to make $269.95 like a Poll Clerk.
There us also a Supervising Deputy Returning Officer. They oversee the Deputy Returning Officers and make a little more. They get paid minimum wage ($12.95/hour) + an extra $7 an hour.
Besides election day, there are also advanced polls you can apply to work at and make even more spare cash.
There are plenty more positions currently available with Elections Nova Scotia and you can learn how to apply for them on their website.