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Charleston Co. still needs poll managers for Nov. election

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston County officials say they still need to hire poll managers to work during the Nov. 4 election.

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration needs about 400 poll managers in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and James Island.

“Poll managers have a unique opportunity to serve the community, meet their neighbors and become involved in the democratic process,” BEVR Executive Director Joseph Debney said in a statement.

Duties include processing of voters, ballot distribution, activation of the voting system machines, compliance with election law and procedures, and general voter assistance.

Poll managers are paid $120, which includes $60 for training and $60 for working on Election Day, for each election they work. Poll managers must work on Election Day to be paid for the training session.

According to the BEVR, applicants must be a registered voter in Charleston County or an adjoining county (Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown or Colleton County). They must also be willing and able to attend a two to three-hour poll manager training session and pass a written certification test, and must be prepared to work the entire Election Day, from 6 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. Poll managers are required to be non-partisan and neutral when working an election.

Students ages 16 or 17 may also apply.

Anyone interested in applying may download an application and employment verification form from the Charleston County website:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/files/PM-Application.doc

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