Transcript of Video on Do you have what it takes? Be a returning officer.
"Returning officers deliver a federal election, by-election, or referendum in their electoral district."
The video opens with a female returning officer entering the front door of an office building. Nearby, there is a yellow Elections Canada (EC) sign, identifying the building as the office of the returning officer.
"They have many responsibilities that vary significantly from day to day. It becomes a full time job during an electoral event."
The returning officer exits the elevator and greets her receptionist who is seated at a desk. A large EC sign is mounted on the wall behind.
"Returning officers plan and organize the voting process…"
The returning officer and another woman discuss the electoral calendar on the wall.
A large room is filled with EC documents and materials.
"…hire and train office staff and election day workers…"
A woman speaks with two election day workers seated at a desk.
"…lease polling locations…"
A pair of hands is seen filling out forms.
"…communicate with the public and stakeholders, and much more."
A male returning officer is seated and talking on the phone.
"The skills that returning officers bring to this paid position help make election day possible in their electoral district."
The returning officer's hands are seen posting a Notice of Election on the wall. A graphic overlay appears which reads "RO Skills". Then a list of desirable qualities appears on screen, and each receives a checkmark. The skills listed are: management experience, organized, leadership & team player, committed, involved in the community, and tech-savvy.
"Being a returning officer is a great way to participate in our democratic process."
The Canadian flag is seen blowing in the wind at the top of a flagpole. The video then shows a line of electors waiting to vote.
"You will help shape the future of our country."
A man on a train looks out at a vista of the Canadian forest.
"Do you have what it takes?"
A female returning officer and another woman are seen walking through the office. A graphic overlay appears with the same six desirable qualities listed previously. The skills listed are: management experience, organized, leadership & team player, committed, involved in the community, and tech-savvy.
The words "Apply Now" appear in the middle of the screen, followed by "elections.ca".