The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the statewide primary June 12. BEVR needs about 200 poll managers in the following areas: Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, Hollywood, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach.
“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.
Poll managers are compensated $135 ($60 for training and $75 for working on Election Day) for each election they work. 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.
To apply for a poll manager position, visit https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/files/PM-Application.pdf?r=772.
For questions, email [email protected] or call (843) 974-6421.