The Charleston County Board of Elections is in the process of recruiting Poll Managers for the upcoming November elections. Training dates will be sometime in September and/or October and are still being determined but applications for the position are currently being accepted. Once your application is received either via email, mail, or fax, they will inform you as to your training schedule. Below is some overview information about the role of Poll Manager.
Poll Managers are (currently) paid $135 to complete/pass training (roughly 3 ½-4 hours for new poll managers using the current voting system) and work Election Day. They must be available to work a roughly 13-15 hour day at the polls, and stay on the premises all day. Poll managers also need be registered to vote in South Carolina the day they would come for training. We do aim to place you in a location close to where you live, whenever possible.
We accept anyone as young as 16 years old. Sixteen and seventeen-year-old poll managers will be considered student poll managers, and therefore do not need to be registered voters.
Election Day duties include: setting up/breaking down the location, assisting with voter check-in, and activating ballots on the voting machines. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community, practice teamwork and meet new people.
Click here to access the Poll Manager application form.
~Submitted by Faye Allbritton, Town of Seabrook Island Clerk/Treasurer