Elections New Brunswick, Canada

The Returning Officer for each electoral district or region is responsible for hiring all workers needed during an election. Normally workers must be a qualified elector, but an exception is made for high school students who are 16 or 17 years old.

High school students must have permission from their school and parents to work during school hours.

An election officer cannot be a family associate (spouse, parent, child, or brother or sister) of a candidate or that candidate’s spouse.
Please note that, to be employed by Elections NB, you must agree to refrain from any partisan political activity during the term of your employment.

Provincial elections

In provincial elections, political parties may submit names of potential workers to the returning officer no later than noon on the seventh day after the writ of election is issued (Elections Act, ss.61(5)). The Chief Elector Officer has detailed instructions on the hiring process in P 01 413, Chief Electoral Officer Directives for Hiring of Election Officers.

Individuals may also apply directly to a returning office for employment, by telephoning the office, or by completing the online application form , which is only activated during an election. Please note that only those applicants being considered for a position will be contacted.

Municipal elections

Individuals may apply directly to a returning office for employment, by telephoning the office, or by completing the online application form , which is only activated during an election. Please note that only those applicants being considered for a position will be contacted.



Online Application

Please note that while there are NO current electoral events at this time, you may submit your name and your qualifications to the Elections NB head office.

Your information will be passed to the appropriate Returning Officer if an election is held in your local area within two years from when you submit your name.

List of possible positions during an election.


Submit your name to work in an upcoming election
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