(Lumdsen Morse only)

Deputy Returning Officers (DRO-Non Tech) at non-technologically enabled polls work alongside a Poll Clerk at a polling station to determine elector’s eligibility to vote, register new electors and correct elector information, and provide ballots to electors. DROs also count ballots on by-election day and provide the unofficial count numbers.


  • Sets up the polling station and constructs and seals the ballot box
  • Checks voter’s ID provided and issues ballots to eligible electors
  • Registers new electors and fills out forms to change registration details of electors as required
  • Instructs voters on how to complete their ballot
  • Maintains security of the ballot box
  • Directs major elector issues to the Supervisory Deputy Returning Officer
  • Conducts the ballot count after polls close, and reports results to SDRO
  • Packs up polling station and all supplies after close of voting

Specific Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to resolve issues and communicate solutions
  • Able to follow instructions and checklists and complete repetitive tasks on paper forms
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with the public
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work for long stretches of time(up to 13 hours) and maintain focus