Charleston County needs 400 additional poll managers for Nov. election

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County needs 400 additional poll managers to adequately staff polling places in the county for the November 2 election.  Ideally, the county would like to have 1,075 polling managers for the November contest.  The primary election in June was conducted with 780 managers after about 120 did not show up.

Poll managers are compensated $120 ($60 for training and $60 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). Although not registered voters, students ages 16 and 17 may apply as well.
  • Willing and able to attend a Poll Manager Training Session (two to three hours in length) and pass a written 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 to download an application and employment verification form.

For questions, contact BEVR by e-mail at or by phone at (843) 974-6421.

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