Five returning Officers required in NWT

Chief Electoral Officer Nicole Latour

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.

About the Author

Daniel MacKenzie
Returning to the airwaves after a 9 year absence, Dan MacKenzie worked as a news director in Rocky Mountain House Alberta and Thompson Manitoba. As well as a lead morning news anchor in Prince George and lead afternoon news anchor in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. As well, Dan worked the evening sports desk from 1998 to 2000 in Winnipeg. Dan did his journalism education at Red River College, completing in 1997.

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