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City looking to hire workers for 2021 Municipal Election

​An election takes a lot of dedicated people to ensure voters can successfully cast their ballot on Election Day and the City of Lethbridge historically has provided residents with opportunities to assist in the democratic process. 

The City of Lethbridge is now accepting applications for election workers for the municipal and school trustee elections being held on Monday, October 18, 2021. 

The City plans to hire 300 election workers for the 2021 Election. Various positions include Deputy Returning Officer, Ballot Box Clerk and Information Clerk. Election workers will be expected to work between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on October 18.

To apply, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Lethbridge. Preference will be given to persons with prior experience working an Election.

"We have always had excellent interest from our residents applying to work the municipal election," says Returning Officer Bonnie Hilford. "This is an exciting opportunity for residents to be involved." 

In addition to working on October 18, all election workers will be required to attend a mandatory one-time, two-hour training session. Sessions will be scheduled between September 27 and October 5, 2021.

Applications are available on the City of Lethbridge website at lethbridge.ca/election and will be accepted until September 3, 2021. 

Residents will elect the positions of Mayor, Councillors (8), Public School Board Trustees (7) and Separate School Board Trustees (5) – all to serve a four-year term in office. In addition, there will be questions on the ballot from the City, as well as the Province. Voters are required to present acceptable identification to vote. 

Visit the City's election website at lethbridge.ca/election for more information.