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Coquitlam calls for 250 election workers for October vote

You can be a part of history this fall by signing up as a Coquitlam elections officer.

You can be a part of history this fall by signing up as a Coquitlam elections officer.

The city is calling for about 250 temporary staff to manage the polling stations for advance voting and on general election day — set for Oct. 15, 2022.

To qualify, election workers have to be at least 18 years old and speak English.

Workers must also be allowed to work in Canada, be able to get to their designated voting location and be ready to work from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on their selected day.

The following positions are available:

  • Election official, to greet and register voters, explain how to complete the ballot and maintain the voting book.
    • Pay: $330/day plus $50 for training
  • Alternate presiding election official, to support set-up and clean-up of voting place, supervise staff and cover for breaks.
    • Pay: $375/day plus $50 for training
  • Presiding election official, to oversee the voting location, supervise staff and ensure the integrity of the election proceedings.
    • Pay: $425/day plus $50 for training

Candidates living in Coquitlam, know Windows-based computers and have worked on elections in the past may be given preference.

Coquitlam voters can cast their ballots for mayor, eight councillors and four School District 43 (SD43) trustees.

The 2022 chief election officers are city clerks Stephanie Lam and Katie Karn.

To apply, go online to

Meanwhile, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) is set to host three all-candidates debates for local 2022 civic elections

The TCCC's schedule is as follows:


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