Poll Managers Needed for the November Election in Charleston County

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The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the general election on November 5, 2019. BEVR needs poll managers in the following areas: City of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and the City of North Charleston. 

“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. The deadline to apply is October 14 so participants can attend the October 15 new poll manager training. 

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:

·         Poll managers can be registered voters from any county in South Carolina. Students ages 16 and 17 may apply as well, although they are not registered voters.

·         Applicants must be willing and able to attend a Poll Manager Training Session (two to three hours in length) and pass an online certification test.

·         Poll managers must be prepared to work the entire Election Day, from 6 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. and be 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=349.

For questions, contact electionworkers@charlestoncounty.org or by phone at (843) 974-6421.

For information on Charleston County Government news and services, the public can:

·         Visit our website: www.charlestoncounty.org

1 Comment

  1. Barbara Brunson on October 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I’m interested in beginning a poll manager at Dunston

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