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Workers Needed For Upcoming Municipal Election

The municipal election is a mere three months away and there’s a lot of preparation work that needs to get done ahead of October.

Municipal staff are in recruiting mode to get residents signed-up and trained to work during the advanced polls and on election day, which is October 22, 2018.

Election coordinator Lucas Chambers says there are 90 positions that need to be filled. The positions include manager, deputy returning officer, revision clerk, mobile and tabulator deputy returning officers, and greeters.

Chambers says there are no prerequisites needed, however, applicants will have to go through proper training.

“You have to be willing to do a training session which is about two hours,” he says. “Those will take place in Chatham at the beginning of September.”

The positions are not on a volunteer basis. They pay $175-$300, depending on the position.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to get involved with local politics and to help their community,” he says.

Stations will be set up across Chatham-Kent, with polls set to open at 10am on election day and close at 8pm. Residents have until July 27 to file applications, which can be filled out online or at municipal offices.

To find a current list of residents running in the municipal, click here.