SC group recruits college students to manage polls

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A nonprofit organization is recruiting college students in South Carolina to work as poll managers in the upcoming primaries and election.

The Palmetto Project hopes to recruit 300 college students to work with the 18,000 poll workers for the June 8 primaries and the Nov. 2 election.

Brady Quirk-Garvan with the Mount Pleasant organization says young people represent the fastest-growing segment of the voting population and some want to serve.

Poll managers process voters and answer their questions.

Chris Whitmire with the state Election Commission says poll managers are paid $60 for each day of training or working. Training usually takes about three hours.

Whitmire says the state has a constant demand for poll managers.

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