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Recruitment underway for workers for Alberta’s provincial election

About 20,000 workers needed
FILE - Workers are needed to fill jobs to hold the upcoming provincial election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Elections Alberta has launched a recruitment campaign to find about 20,000 staff to work during the upcoming provincial general election.

A wide range of positions are required, including site supervisors, information officers, voting officers, record clerks, registration officers, ballot box clerks, and site monitors for the 87 electoral divisions.

“This year we are preparing to offer in-person voting at over 300 advance voting, 600 mobile voting, and 1,200 Election Day voting locations, and making sure we have enough staff is crucial to our goal of making voting accessible across the province,” said Pamela Renwick, deputy chief electoral officer, in a statement.

“This is a great role for stay-at-home parents, students, active and passive part-time job seekers, and retirees,” added Renwick.

In the final 28-day stretch leading up to the May election, Elections Alberta will hold more than 1,700 training sessions for these new employees.

Elections Alberta says it is committed to using fair and accountable hiring practices for elections and all residents of Alberta that are 16 years of age or older are welcome to apply. Those interested should visit the Elections Alberta website, at, to apply online.

Elections Alberta is an independent, non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections, and referenda.

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Susan Zielinski

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Susan has been with the Red Deer Advocate since 2001. Her reporting has focused on education, social and health issues.
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