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Voting Officer

Elections Manitoba is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for delivering free and fair provincial elections. All employees with Elections Manitoba (EM) must be non-partisan in perception and fact, and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Position description

The voting officer is responsible for the proper administration of the voting process at the polling station. The voting officer has the final and deciding word in all matters at the polling station and is responsible for maintaining peace and order in the polling place.


  • Manages the voting station
  • Administers required oaths
  • Hands out ballots
  • Deposits marked ballots in ballot box if voter requests
  • Supervises the voting process
  • Closes the polling station
  • Conducts the count
  • Fills out the records of the voting station
  • On election night, returns the ballot box and supplies to the returning office if required


  • Competent and reliable
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • At least 16 years old
  • Must be available to work a 14 hour day (7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Persons with a criminal record incurred in the last five years do not qualify

As an employee, the Voting Officer

  • Is not allowed to engage in any partisan political activity from the time the oath of office is taken for the position at Elections Manitoba until after election day (such activity will result in immediate cancellation of appointment);
  • Communicates no bias or opinion on the election while at the polling station;
  • Answers only those questions relating to the process of the election (e.g., voting hours).


You will be required to attend Voting Officer Training. Training times, dates and locations will be provided.


  • Voting Officer - $245 per day
  • Training - $50

A T4 slip is issued for money earned.

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