Charleston County seeking poll managers for Presidential Primaries

Charleston County seeking poll managers for Presidential Primaries

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration is in need of additional poll managers for Presidential Primaries.

According to a news release, poll managers are needed in downtown Charleston, North Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Mount Pleasant and Hollywood.

The Republican Primary will occur on Saturday Feb. 20, followed by the Democratic Primary on Saturday, Feb. 27. Both elections are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

"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 $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, according to the release.

Election Day duties include the processing of voters, distributing ballots, activating the voting machines, complying with election law and procedures and general voter assistance.

The release says applicants must be registered to vote in Charleston County or an adjoining county (Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown or Colleton County).

It says students ages 16 and 17 may also apply, even though 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 a written certification test.

They should also be prepared to work the entire Election Day, from 6 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m.

Poll managers are expected to be non-partisan and neutral when working an election.

To apply for a poll manager position visit to download an application and employment verification form.

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