To be eligible to work a Saskatchewan election or by-election you must be a Saskatchewan resident (lived in SK for at least 6 months before the day the election was called) and at least 16 years of age for most jobs (this is new for 2020!).

What do the jobs pay? It’s all here in the Schedule of Fees.

Watch our video about election worker jobs here on our YouTube page.

Here is our current list of returning officers and election clerks in Saskatchewan’s 61 constituencies.

Returning officer position profile

Election clerk position profile

Position Key Responsibilities Qualifications
Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)
  • Set up, opening and closing of the polling station
  • Process voters and issue ballots to eligible voters
  • Maintain security of the ballot box and all ballots
  • Administers oaths as required
  • Supervises the voting process
  • Conducts the ballot count after polls close, reporting results to RO or SDRO
  • Completes appropriate records
  • Maintains peace and order at the polling place
  • Returns the ballot box and supplies to the returning office
  • Eligible voter in that constituency
  • Competent and reliable
  • Experience dealing with the public
  • Knowledge of the polling division
  • Clear of any criminal record in the last five years
  • No partisan political involvement from time of taking oath until after election day
Poll Clerk (PC)
  • Assists with set up, opening and closing of the polling station
  • Assists the DRO with processing the voters
  • Records voter information in the poll book
  • Records names of voters when declarations and oaths are required
  • Assists the DRO with the ballot count
  • Must be willing to take the place of the DRO if need be
  • Eligible voter in that constituency
  • Competent and reliable
  • Experience dealing with the public
  • Knowledge of the polling division
  • Clear of any criminal record in the last five years
  • No partisan political involvement from time of taking oath until after election day
Supervisory Deputy Returning Officer (SDRO)
  • Work with the DRO and PC to set up, open and close the polling station
  • Responsible for maintaining peace and order within the polling place
  • Ensure poll officials arrive on time
  • Ensures DROs and PCs fulfill their duties, ensure all documents are accurate
  • Assists DROs and PCs who have difficulty balancing after polls close
  • Ensure the ballot count balances, are accurate and complete for each polling division
  • Phone the ballot count in to the returning office for each polling division after the count
  • Ensure the DROs return the ballot boxes and election supplies to the returning office
  • Remain at the polling location until all polls have balanced and have called results in
  • Eligible voter in the constituency
  • Ability to execute sound judgement when dealing with issues within the polling place
  • Competent and reliable
  • Experience dealing with the public
  • Knowledge of the polling division, electoral processes and voting rules
  • Knowledge of the responsibilities of each poll official
  • Clear of any criminal record in the last five years
  • No partisan political involvement from time of taking oath until after election day
Information Officer (IO)
  • Assists with setting up, opening and closing of the polling station
  • Ensures efficient movement of voters in and out of the polling place
  • Ensures that voters stay within the designated areas of the polling place
  • Provides assistance in entering and exiting the polling place to those who need assistance
  • Provides directions to entrance and exit doors of the polling place
  • Ensures no traffic obstructions occur outside of the polling place
  • Carries out any other requests from the SDRO and DRO
  • Is prepared to replace a PC in the event that the PC cannot fulfil their duties or have replaced a DRO (but only if they are an eligible voter in the constituency)
  • Does not have to be a resident in the constituency (but it is recommended in case they replace a PC)
  • Competent and reliable
  • May be under 18 and non-citizen (in which case could not be a PC or DRO) but need to be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Ability to remain polite, calm, courteous when dealing with voters
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of other polling officials
  • No partisan political involvement from time of taking oath until after election day
Registration Officer (RegO)
  • Communicates clearly
  • Assists voters with the completion of the applicable form
  • Competent and reliable
  • Ability to remain polite, calm, courteous when dealing with voters