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Youth at the Booth Election Workers – May 2017 Provincial General Election

Join a new generation of election officials.
Learn. Earn. Serve.

Youth at the Booth is Elections BC’s program to hire high school students as election officials in the 2017 Provincial General Election.

Interested? We’re looking for students who are:

  • between 15 and 19
  • interested in community service, student government or service clubs, and
  • able to be work in a neutral and impartial way

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, have a valid SIN and their parent or guardian’s approval to apply.

Youth at the Booth participants will:

  • work as an election official at a voting place in their local community
  • earn at least $250 for attending training and working a full day
  • obtain service experience for high school graduation, their resume and post-secondary applications
  • learn about elections and voting
  • serve their community and democracy in B.C. by making sure every voter can vote

The District Electoral Officer (DEO) for each provincial electoral district hires election officials for voting opportunities in their district. DEOs will work with school coordinators to hire and train students as election officials.

Students who are hired as election officials must:

  • be able to miss school to work on General Voting Day (May 9) and on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of advance voting (May 3, 4 and 5), if working at an advance voting opportunity,
  • complete online learning (1 hour) and classroom training (3 hours) before working as an election official,
  • work the entire day when they are assigned to work (7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or longer), and
  • provide their own transportation to and from voting locations.

To apply:

  • review the Youth at the Booth election official job descriptions,
  • print and fill out the application form,
  • ensure you have a parent or guardian’s signature, and
  • contact your school coordinator after spring break for further instructions on how to submit your completed application form.

Your school coordinator will either submit the application on your behalf, or provide you with instructions to submit your application directly to the local district electoral office on or after April 10.

You will be contacted if there is an opportunity for employment in your local electoral district. Please ensure you provide a current phone number and email address on your application.

Schools – For more information and to register your school’s participation, please contact Elections BC at jobs@elections.bc.ca or 1-800-661-8683.

School coordinators – Once your school is registered you will be put in touch with the local district electoral officer and provided with further information on how and where students can submit their application forms.

Not a high school student? You can still apply to work as an election official. See the Election Workers – May 2017 Provincial General Election job posting.