Municipal Elections - Machine Operator - City of Kingston

Job Details

Municipal Elections - Machine Operator

  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $20.00 (min)
  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 35
  • Type Type: Part Time
  • Duration Duration: Contract
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: TBD
  • Education Education: High School

Municipal Elections - Machine Operator - J0722-0391 

Opening Statement 

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land. 

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities. 

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

The Machine Operator reports to the Site Supervisor and is responsible for setting up and operating the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator and the Accessible Voting Equipment in the Voting Place for all Advance Voting Days and the Voting Day.

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

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Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 


  • Assist with setting up, opening and closing of the voting place, as set out by legislation and the City Clerk.
  • Set up and take down the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator and the Accessible Voting Equipment prior to the opening of the voting place and after the close of the voting place (the tabulator weighs approximately 30 lbs).
  • Turn on the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator and print off the required zero tapes prior to the opening of the voting place.
  • Set up and seal the ballot box prior to the opening of the voting place.
  • Ensure the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator is operating properly and that results are being successfully counted throughout each voting day.
  • Assist electors with next steps when there is an error or warning message on the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator.
  • Power down the Optical Scan Vote Tabulator at the end of each Advanced Voting Day and on Voting Day print off the required results tape.
  • Provide general guidance to an elector who needs assistance with how to mark their ballot, being careful not to point to any particular candidate.
  • Ensure close adherence to Voter and document privacy.
  • Immediately report any safety concerns to Site Supervisor.
  • You will be provided with a Machine Operator Handbook that summarizes your duties and the procedures to be followed before and during Advanced Voting Days and the Voting Day.
  • You will be required to attend a mandatory training session in September, 2022 for a Machine Operator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Election Office or Site Supervisor.

Qualifications, Competencies

  • A minimum of Grade 10 is preferred.
  • Must be familiar with automated equipment and troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Must be able to view information on computerized LED screen.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Arrive at the voting place 1 hour prior to the opening of the voting place.
  • The City of Kingston is committed to taking all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of its workforce and the public and recognizes the importance of immunization to reduce the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19. You may be required to provide confirmation that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as set out by Health Canada, (at this time, fully vaccinated means 2 doses of the COVID Vaccine).
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Must maintain high accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Return election supplies and accessible voting equipment to the Election Office, or designated drop off site, following the close of the voting place.

Perks & Benefits

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The City of Kingston