Kelowna hiring election workers

The City of Kelowna is looking to hire nearly 350 workers for the General Election in October. 

The majority of the positions are for Election Officials.  “Taking the identification, making sure they are eligible to vote and then providing them with the ballot,” explained Karen Needham, Kelowna’s Chief Election Officer.

The City is also looking for more experienced workers.  People who have helped with a municipal election voting process before would be eligible to work as Presiding Election Officials, and Alternate Presiding Election Officials.  They are responsible for, “Making sure that everything runs smoothly, that the voting location is set up for accessibility, that all the rules are being followed, every voter is registered the same way, so they’re really the Manager of the voting location,” said Needham.

Positions are available during advanced voting on Oct. 10, 13, 17, 18 and 19, and on General Voting Day on Oct. 20.  Staff will work full days from as early as 7 a.m. and up to 10 p.m.  The wages vary from $250 to $450 per day.

“This is an opportunity for people in the community to get involved and gain behind-the-scenes election job experience,” stated Needham. “We’re looking for people who are passionate about public office, our community and who enjoy connecting with people.”

The application deadline is August 15.