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The fees paid to election officers and the rates paid for the rental of polling stations are set out in regulations under the Elections Act and the Municipal Elections Act. Effective June 30, 2022, election officer rates of pay are now automatically adjusted as the provincial minimum wage is increased. Rates for the rental of polling stations will be tied to increases in the consumer price index.    

The following rates are current as of 1 July 2022. On October 1, 2022, the minimum wage rate will increase to $13.75/hr. The rates set out below will be updated accordingly.

POLLING STATION ELECTION OFFICERS
 

Poll Supervisor $22.75/hour
All other Polling Officials (listed below) 
For a partial day minimum 3 hours
  • Constable
  • Ballot Counting Officer
  • Tabulation Machine Officer
  • Voters List Officer
  • Ballot Issuing Officer
  • Poll Revision Officer
$17.75/hour
Training session- Poll Supervisor $22.75/hour
Training session – All other Polling Officials
$17.75/hour

RETURNING OFFICE EMPLOYEES

Returning Officer $31.75/hour
Election Clerk $26.75/hour
Training Officer $26.75/hour
Technical Support Officer $20.75/hour
All other casual employees $18.75/hour

TRAVEL EXPENSES WHEN AUTHORIZED

Mileage $0.50/km
Lunch $14.35
Dinner $26.60
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In provincial elections, persons who are 16 or 17 years old may only be appointed as a Voters List Officer, a Poll Revision Officer, or a Constable. In municipal elections, persons who are 16 or 17 years old may be appointed as any election officer, except as a Poll Supervisor. 

POLLING STATION RENTALS

Election Day Polling Stations

1 to 2 polling divisions reporting to one polling station $280
3 or more polling divisions reporting to one polling station $135/polling division

Advance Poll Polling Stations

Using tabulation machines $480/day/tabulation machine
Not using tabulation machines $480

Additional Polls

In a treatement centre $150.00
Any other locations amount actually and reasonably incurred