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Elections workers needed in Berkeley County

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If you're interested in making nearly $150 extra dollars, here is your chance. The Berkeley County Election Commission needs several hundred workers for the June 10 primary.

Adam Hammons is the Director of Elections for Berkeley County. "The primary is June 10. We've got a countywide primary, county offices, state offices. Both parties are holding a primary on the same day."

So the Berkeley County Election Commission needs up to 500 poll workers. "The pay is $145 for the day. That's $25 supplemented by the county more than what the state pays. We pay a little bit more."

You need to be 18 or older and a registered voter in Berkeley or a surrounding county. Those who are 16 and 17 years old can also work.

You will help with processing and assisting voters. Hammons says they need workers across the county, but, "especially some high points that we need are Daniel Island, Hanahan, Goose Creek. Those are places that we have a large number of people who got a lot of precincts, a lot of polling places that we will need workers there."

Michelle Cook has worked as a poll worker for every election since 2008. "I love all of it. I love the machines, the laptops, the people. I just love all of it. It's great."

She says you should give it a try. "It is a long day so don't get that wrong, but it is well worth it."

The next training days for poll workers are April 21st and 22nd.

If you are interested, call or email the Berkeley County Election Commission. Melody Goggin (843) 719-4058 or mgoggin@berkeleycountysc.gov

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