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Richmond seeks 'youth at the booth' for upcoming civic election

The city will be holding Youth at the Booth Job Fairs at City Hall on Sept. 13 and 16, 2022.
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The city is looking to hire high school students aged 16 to 18 years for the upcoming civic election.

The city of Richmond is looking to hire youth aged 16 to 18 years to work the 2022 General Local and School Election.

'Youth at the Booth' will work in teams of two and help election staff provide a positive voting experience for the public. Some of the tasks include:

  • Courteously welcoming all people entering the voting place
  • Directing voters to the appropriate election officials
  • Distributing stickers to people when they leave
  • Informing voters on where to find Election results online or in the Richmond Election app.

Youths employed in the program will get at least eight hours of paid experience, work experience/ service hours for graduation transitions requirement, a certificate of recognition and mentorship and exposure to the electoral process.

Applicants need to:

  • Be high school students between 16 to 18 years old
  • Be preferably a resident of Richmond
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number
  • Have parental/guardian approval
  • Be able to attend one training session prior to General Voting Day (October 15, 2022)
  • Be responsible for their own transportation to and from their voting place
  • Not be actively working for any election campaign, elector organization or candidate
  • Not be related to a candidate running for office in the 2022 General Local and School Election
  • Be a non-partisan representative of the 2022 Richmond Election/City of Richmond and agree to maintain a non-partisan stance on the election, candidates and related activities while working at the voting location. This includes, but is not limited to digital (i.e. online and social media) presence.

Working hours for Youth at the Booth run approximately from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the compensation rates are:

  • General Voting Day: $130 per day (Saturday, October 15, 2022)
  • Advance Voting Day(s): $130 per day (Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Training allowance: $25 for a mandatory training session (September 23, 2022)

More details are available on the city's website and applicants can fill in the application form and bring it in person to the Youth at the Booth Job Fairs on Sept. 13 and 16. The job fairs will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Richmond City Hall.

Those unable to attend the job fairs in person may send a completed application form to Richmond Elections Office by dropping it off at City Hall, or email it to