MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 20, 2016) - The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of 175 poll managers for the June 14 Statewide Primaries in the following locations:
• Mount Pleasant
• Sullivan’s Island
• Downtown Charleston
• James Island
The Statewide Primaries will occur on Tuesday, June 14 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.
Election Day duties include: processing of voters, ballot distribution, activate the voting 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). Students ages 16 and 17 may apply as well although they are not registered voters.
• 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 http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/poll-managers.php to download an application and employment verification form.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (843) 974-6421.