Work the Polls on Election Day!

The Pickens County Registrations and Elections Office is always looking for new poll managers to staff precincts throughout Pickens County. Poll managers have a unique opportunity to serve their community, meet their neighbors, and become involved in the democratic process. A poll manager’s election day duties include: processing of voters, ballot distribution, activation of the voting system, compliance with election law and procedures, and general assistance to voters.

Poll managers are needed for the November 4th General Election. Persons interested should complete a Poll Manager Application and submit it to our office as soon as possible. You may mail the application to the following address:
Elections & Voter Registration
222 McDaniel Ave., B-9
Pickens, SC 29671

A typical poll managers’ compensation for the General Election is as follows:
$60 – Poll Training Class (Dates to be announced) **
$60 – November 4th General Election
$120 Total Amount

Poll clerks are compensated an additional $60. Poll clerks or managers who successfully complete a Voting Machine Training Class are compensated an additional $100 for attending the training. **

** NOTICE ON TRAINING: You must work the polls on Election Day in order to receive payment for attending any training class.


In order to be a poll manager or clerk, YOU MUST:

1. Be a registered voter in Pickens County or an adjoining county (Anderson, Greenville, or Oconee Counties); OR be aged 16 or 17. (Sixteen and seventeen year olds are compensated at the same pay rate as adults.)

2. Be willing and able to attend a Poll Training Session (3-4 hours) before EACH election (dates to be announced).

3. Be willing and able to work the ENTIRE Election Day, from approximately 5:45AM until approximately 8:00PM.

4. Be non-partisan and neutral when working an election.

5. Not be related to any candidate on the ballot.

Poll Manager’s Application

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Additional Information:

Poll Worker Training Videos
South Carolina Poll Manager’s Handbook
Instructions for Voters Who are Deaf