Volunteers sought for civic election

Those interested in experiencing democracy in action can volunteer as election workers.

Those interested in experiencing democracy in action can volunteer as election workers.

The City of Red Deer has put out the call for anyone interested in helping out on the Oct. 21 municipal elections.

Help is needed in setting up and taking down voting stations, supervising voting station staff, and guiding voters through the process.

About 300 workers are needed.

Training is provided and pay varies with position. Workers can make $200 to $250 for the day, which requires a commitment of more than 12 hours.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.reddeer.ca or in person at the city’s election office on the ground floor of City Hall from Sept. 11 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

This election is the first for four-year terms.

In Red Deer, a mayor and eight councillors will be elected, seven public school trustees and five Catholic school trustees.

For more information, call the city’s election office at 403-342-8317.