Election Worker

  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jul 01, 2020
Temporary Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $135.00 - $200.00 Daily USD

Job Description


The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration is always looking for qualified Election Workersto staff precincts throughout Charleston County on Election Day.As an Election Worker, you will have a unique opportunity to serve your community, meet your neighbors, and become involved in the electoral process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Depending on your experience/qualifications you may be assigned to work as a Poll Manager, Poll Clerk, or Technician.

Poll Manager: Poll managers are responsible for greeting voters, processing voters as they check-in, directing voters to an available ballot-marking device, selecting ballot styles, directing voters to the scanner, monitoring the scanner to ensure voters do not leave without scanning their ballot, instructing voters on how to scan their ballot, and providing "I Voted" stickers. They are also responsible for monitoring curbside voting. There are also positions available for Student Poll Workers, 16-17 years old, who would perform the same duties as a poll manager.Current pay rate: $135.00 per election.

Poll Clerk: Poll Clerks are lead poll managers who oversee the polling location. Clerks are responsible for assigning roles to poll managers, arranging the polling location, monitoring the flow of traffic and maintaining an orderly process, completing paperwork, ensuring the prompt return of equipment election night, while following policies and procedures correctly. They are also responsible for processing provisional ballots as well as poll manager duties. Current pay rate: $195.00 per election.

Technician (on Call): Technicians are responsible for several locations on Election Day. They are responsible for troubleshooting any situation with the check-in computers or voting system. Current pay rate: $200.00 per election plus mileage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a registered voter in South Carolina, or aged 16 or 17. Non registered voters must complete voter registration.
  • Be willing and able to attend a Poll Worker Training Session (4 hours) and pass a written certification test before EACH election.
  • Be prepared to work the ENTIRE Election Day, from 6:00AM until approximately 7:30 or 8 PM.
  • Be non-partisan and neutral when working an election.
  • Have a valid state ID
Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Address

Charleston, South Carolina United States View Map