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Referendum Commissioner

The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island is searching for a Referendum Commissioner. This non-partisan, independent statutory officer of the Legislative Assembly has a range of responsibilities and powers as provided for in the Electoral System Referendum Act.

Duties include:
  • implement public education and information programs relating to the referendum, referendum advertising, and voting systems
  • assist groups wishing to become referendum advertisers
  • monitor compliance with the Electoral System Referendum Act
  • announce the final result of the referendum
  • provide a report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

The successful candidate must be strictly impartial on the subject of electoral system reform. They must possess knowledge and experience regarding election advertising and the conduct of referenda and elections. They will have extensive knowledge of  the Electoral System Referendum Act. A proven track record inspiring public trust and confidence with all stakeholders is a requirement.

This is a temporary appointment that will terminate according to the terms expressed in Section 7 of the Electoral System Referendum Act.

Salary range:
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application deadline:
September 28, 2018

Forward résumé to:
Office of the Legislative Assembly
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
Fax: 902-368-5175



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