There are five vacancies right now for Returning Officers in the NWT.
Nicole Latour, the Chief Electoral Officer of the NWT says the vacancies are in three areas with
two in the city of Yellowknife. The other three openings are in Nehendeh, Nunakput and the Dehcho.
Latour adds the positions are well paid and the hired employees train for six weeks.
The responsibilities for the returning officers are clear and concise, but important.
Latour says they are first responsible for the administration of the election in that
particular electoral district. Additionally, the returning officers are responsible for seeing
that the polls are up and running and are being staffed.
If anyone is interested in becoming a returning officer, Latour says look online at
electionsnwt.ca for all the pertinent information.
As for elections themselves, Latour believes voting on Saturdays would
greatly enhance the percentage of people who would take the time to vote.