Looking to earn some extra money, give back to the community and gain valuable experience? The City of Mississauga is hiring for the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 22. Overall, the city requires more than 2,500 staff to work election day.

“Election day is not only an important day for our city and residents, it’s also a huge undertaking that requires thousands of people to come together and contribute to successfully execute it,” said Diana Rusnov, city clerk and legislative services director. “Working a municipal election is a great way to engage with your community, while also putting some extra money in your pocket. We are very grateful for everyone who helps out.”

Those who are interested can learn more and apply by visiting MississaugaVotes.ca. Interested friends and family members can also apply as a group, which allows them all to work together at the same voting location (subject to scheduling). The city will try to accommodate those requests as much as possible.

The available jobs include: location manager, deputy returning officer, operator and information officer.

The hours for all workers on election day are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  In addition, workers will be required to attend a two-hour, in-person training session in October. Deputy returning officers will also need to complete one hour of online training.

Municipal elections are held every four years as per Ontario’s Municipal Elections Act. In this year’s municipal election for the City of Mississauga, voters are asked to elect the mayor, ward councillors, school board trustees and, for the first time in the city, the Peel Regional chair. Visit MississaugaVotes.ca to learn more.

Also new this year is Vote Anywhere, which allows electors to vote at any voting location throughout the city during advance polls and anywhere in their respective ward on election day.

A full list of candidates will be made available on July 30. The city is currently accepting nominations until 2 p.m. on July 27.