Paid Opportunity as an Electoral Officer

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) is looking for an Independent Electoral Officer who will be responsible for overseeing the nomination and electoral process for our Board of Directors during March and April.

  • The position involves 1- 5 hours a week of work in March and April, with more work during the election period (if required) in late April.
  • An honorarium of $200 will be given for the nominations period, and in the case of elections, another $300 will be given. 

Application & Procedure

Applications will be considered on a rolling (or first-come-first-served) basis.

If you are interested, please send your name, contact information, why you are interested in the position and why you would make a good Electoral Officer to  


  • Communication skills, able to convey information clearly to students nominating themselves both orally and in writing
  • Integrity and ability to respect process and confidentiality 
  • Highly organized, able to work independently 
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice


The electoral officer shall receive an honorarium of $200 for work performed during the nomination period, and an additional $300 honorarium for electoral duties should elections be held.

Electoral Officer Job Description

The Electoral Officer is responsible for overseeing SFPIRG’s nomination and electoral process for its Board of Directors from March to April 2023. The position involves 1- 5 hours a week of work in March and April, with more work during the election period (if required*) in April. The Electoral Officer shall be accountable to the Board, but shall have authority to conduct the election.

* Elections will only be held if there are more candidates than available positions. There are a maximum of nine seats available on the Board of Directors according to SFPIRG’s bylaws.

Nominations Period Duties:  

  • Be trained in SFPIRG nominations and elections process (about 1.5 hours)
  • Organize and run a nominees’ info session 
  • Organize and run a candidates’ meeting 
  • Review nominations to ensure the eligibility of candidates 
  • Respond to nominees’ inquiries on the nomination and electoral process

Election Period Duties (if required):

  • Instruct candidates on the election process
  • Arrange for the production of a collective candidate poster
  • Promote the election on campus 
  • Approve campaign material 
  • Enforce the regulations regarding appropriate campaigning/campaign material 
  • Produce ballots 
  • Oversee the voting during the election 
  • Count the votes 
  • Release of the election results 
  • Other election duties, as required