Jobs and Careers at Elections BC

Current Jobs

PositionClosing Date
Contact Centre OperatorsJune 16, 2024 Details
Office Staff and EnumeratorsOpen until positions are filledDetails
Election OfficialsOpen until positions are filledDetails
Youth at the BoothOpen until positions are filledDetails

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature. Our team makes a difference for voters in British Columbia. We offer several types of employment opportunities.

Working in the 2024 Provincial General Election

The next provincial election in B.C. is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2024. Job opportunities at district electoral offices and voting places will be available throughout B.C.

Permanent Employment Opportunities

We have a team of professionals headquartered in Victoria. We are part of the BC public service, and operate in a non-union environment with all the benefits offered to the unionized employees of the BC public service.

Temporary Employment Opportunities

During electoral events, Elections BC hires temporary employees at headquarters and around the province. Most temporary work terms are 6 to 12 months in length and provide valuable work experience to build your career.

Preventing Recruitment Scams

Elections BC hires almost 20,000 election officials during an election. Scammers may try to take advantage of this and attempt to steal personal information. Online scammers use advanced tactics to appear legitimate, such as creating fake job application websites or forms.

Applicants should know that Elections BC will never request your credit card number, bank account number, passport number, or Social Insurance Number during the recruitment process. If you receive a request for personal information so that you can receive a refund or payment, it is likely a scam and not from Elections BC.

We typically conduct interviews in person, via phone or Microsoft Teams. We do not ask applicants to send or receive funds for any reason during the hiring process. If you would like to confirm if a communication from Elections BC is legitimate, call us at 1-800-661-8683. We contact applicants via phone or via email from email addresses ending with @elections.bc.ca. Be wary of look-a-like or misspelled domains like electionsbc.com.

If you believe you have been the victim of a recruitment scam, contact your local police and your financial institutions. If the scam involved someone claiming to represent Elections BC, please report it to us at jobs@elections.bc.ca or call 1-800-661-8683.

Working for Elections BC

Why work for Elections BC?

  • Build your resume and get your foot in the door with the public service
  • Serve democracy in B.C.
  • Experience challenging, dynamic work
  • Gain event management experience
  • Elections BC is one of the top work units in the BC public service and receives awards for being a great place to work
Top Work Unit Award 2022 Top Work Unit Award 2020

Being non-partisan

Elections BC is a non-partisan Office of the Legislature. It is essential that staff are, and appear to be, impartial in the conduct of their duties.

Employees of Elections BC are prohibited from certain political activities and must ensure that any political activities they engage in do not affect the perception of neutrality in their work.

Political activity includes campaigning, canvassing, soliciting funds, writing, etc. on behalf of a candidate or political party in a federal, provincial, or local election, or at any time between elections.

Elections BC employees may participate in the political process, but must ensure that their activities in no way compromise the perception of impartiality.

For more information, see Elections BC's "Being Non-Partisan" policy or watch the video below about “Our Independent Status”.

Employment conditions and benefits

Learn more about the terms and conditions and benefits of employment:

Elections BC is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. To support this, we welcome diversity throughout our organization.

Work at Elections BC Headquarters

Office culture

  • Employee recognition program
  • Flexible hours (for many)
  • 35 hour work-week
  • Flu shots
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Hybrid work
  • Professional development

EBC has a program to nominate and recognize employees who go above and beyond.

EBC values work-life balance. Flexible working hours are available for many positions and full-time staff work a 35-hour week.

Elections BC has a hybrid work model with weekly in-office days. Staff are supported to work three days a week in our office in Victoria, and up to two days a week from home, when operationally feasible. We believe that flexibility in where we work supports our culture of community and work-life balance, while maintaining productivity, engagement and collaboration.

EBC supports our employees’ health. Flu shots are provided at no cost. An employee and family assistance program is also available to all employees.

Teambuilding

  • Social committee (ice cream day, BBQ, build your own sandwich)
  • Participate in TC10K
  • Bike to work week
  • Monthly coffee klatches with Chief Electoral Officer
  • Core team located in one place

Elections BC has an active social committee that holds events throughout the year including ice cream day, build your own sandwich day, and an annual summer BBQ.

We participate in community events such as the Times Colonist 10K and Bike to Work Week.

Staff at EBC headquarters are accessible at all levels. Our CEO hosts a monthly coffee klatch to give all staff the opportunity to ask questions of him directly and engage with their co-workers.

Community Involvement

  • Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF)
  • Our Place breakfasts sponsors
  • Family charity sponsors

Community involvement is an important part of Elections BC’s work culture. We consistently rank high for our participation with the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund which raises money for charities throughout the province.

We also hold other fundraising events to raise money to fund breakfasts for Our Place and provide holiday hampers to families in need.

Building perks

  • Sunny patio
  • Bike lane, bike storage, shower and changing facilities
  • Located close to downtown, surrounded by good lunch options
  • On bus route
  • Recycling and compost facilities

Elections BC headquarters is located next to a bike lane and the building provides secured bike storage, showers and changing facilities.

The building is located close to downtown and is on a busy bus route. There are many good options for lunch in the area. The building offers a sunny patio.

2024 election jobs

B.C.’s next provincial general election is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2024. Employment opportunities will be available at district electoral offices throughout the province, and at voting places working as an election official.

Working in elections provides a range of benefits including:

  • Learning about the democratic process in B.C.
  • Gaining new skills and professional experience
  • Meeting new people in your community
  • Getting paid for work performed and for attending training

Office Staff in Electoral Districts

The team of staff in a district electoral office have a variety of duties to deliver services to voters and stakeholders in the electoral process. They assist the District Electoral Officer and Deputy (DEO and DDEO) in managing all aspects of electoral events within their electoral district including providing voting services in the office. Working in a district electoral office is fast paced, dynamic and can be a fun team environment!

The Office Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of the district electoral office and supervises the work of support staff.

The Recruiter supports the hiring of hundreds of election officials for the electoral district in a four- to six-week time period. They manage applicant and employee records, track and report on recruitment progress, and assist the DEO and DDEO with selecting applicants.

The Trainer plans, coordinates and delivers face-to-face training to all election officials employed in the electoral district. The Trainer ensures that all election officials have completed the online and classroom training necessary to perform their duties.

The Lead Election Equipment Officer and their team of Election Equipment Officers oversee election administration technology in the district electoral offices and in voting places. They ensure that office equipment is set-up and functioning smoothly, and manage the inventory and deployment of all voting technology.

There are a number of office support jobs in a district electoral office. Duties may include basic data entry, answering questions, managing inventory, scheduling training and voting administration.

Enumerators assist in assembling an accurate and current voters list by establishing and operating a voter registration station in an assigned location. They register new voters, update/confirm existing voter records and provide information to raise awareness about the upcoming provincial general election.

Election Officials

Election officials (EOs) work for 1 to 2 days in voting places around the province. Most election officials will administer voting in voting places that use technology. In smaller communities, election officials will not use technology. Election officials attend training on the various procedures used to administer voting in different circumstances.

Election official roles in technology-enabled voting places are:

  • Ballot Issuing Officers (BIOs) process voters and update voter information on a laptop equipped with Elections BC software, and issue ballots to voters.
  • Tabulator Officers (TBOs) set up the vote tabulator, assist voters with inserting ballots into the tabulator and manage tabulator notifications.
  • Information Officers (IOs) greet voters, place signs and give directions at the voting location, providing information and assistance to all voters, especially those with support needs.
  • Supervisory Voting Officers (SVOs) oversee a voting place or group of voting places and manage staff at the voting place(s). The SVO ensures that voting procedures are followed correctly and that voting places are safe and accessible.
  • Voting Equipment Officers (VEOs) oversee the technology in the voting place and ensure election officials have the tools they need to administer voting in a technology-enabled voting place.
  • Special Voting Ballot Issuing Officers (Special BIOs) administer voting at a variety of special voting locations such as provincial correctional facilities, acute-care hospitals, remote communities or work camps. They process voters and update voter information on a laptop equipped with Elections BC software, and issue ballots to voters.
  • Counting Support (CS) assist the SVO or district electoral office staff with conducting initial count. Their key duty is to transcribe ballots and ensure the ballots are ready for counting by a tabulator.

Election official roles in voting places without technology are:

  • Ballot Issuing Officers (BIOs) administer voting using paper ballots and count ballots by hand at the close of voting.

  • Information Officers (IOs) greet voters, place signs and give directions at the voting location, providing information and assistance to all voters, especially those with support needs.

For more information about election official hiring policies, click here.

Elections BC will hire high school students for certain election official roles. For more information, read our Youth at the Booth page.