Employment Opportunities with Elections N.B.
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.
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.
Local Government 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.
Local Government Election ( 10/23/2023 )
If you wish to work during these elections:
- determine your desired job, then
- call your Returning Office directly and indicate your willingness to work, or
- complete this employment application. The information will be submitted directly to the appropriate Returning Office electronically.
Choose the Returning Office where you wish to apply for employment: