Charleston County needs poll managers for November election

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Charleston County needs poll managers for the November midterm election. Those interested could earn $135 and provide a valuable service to the community.

Officials with The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) say additional poll managers are needed in the following areas:

  • Downtown Charleston
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • West Ashley
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Hollywood
  • Isle of Palms
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Wadmalaw Island

“Poll managers have a unique opportunity to serve the community, meet their neighbors and become involved in the democratic process,” said Joseph Debney, BEVR’s Executive Director.

County officials say Poll managers are compensated $135 ($60 for training and $75 for working on Election Day) for each election they work.

However, the poll manager must work Election Day to be paid for the training session.

Election Day duties include: processing of voters, ballot distribution, activation of the voting system machines, compliance with election law and procedures, and general voter assistance. 

Applicants must be:

  • A registered voter in Charleston County or an adjoining county (Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown or Colleton County). Students ages 16 and 17 may apply as well, although they are not registered voters.
  • Willing and able to attend a Poll Manager Training Session (two to three hours in length) and pass an online certification test.
  • Prepared to work the entire Election Day, from 6 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • Non-partisan and neutral when working an election.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 26. If you are interested in applying, please click here.

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