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
- 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.