Election Workers Needed

The Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission is seeking to build a pool of applicants interested in serving as election workers (Poll Managers and Clerks) at voting precincts throughout Pickens County for elections that will occur this year and beyond.  Election workers have a unique opportunity to serve their community, meet their neighbors, and become involved in the democratic process.

Election worker responsibilities include:  opening and closing the voting precinct, processing voters on laptop computers, ballot distribution, activation of the voting system, compliance with election laws and procedures, and general assistance to voters.

Election Worker Application Sessions

Registered Voters interested in serving as election workers should call 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949 or send an email to [email protected] to register to attend an election worker application session to complete the necessary paperwork.  Staff will be on hand to guide you through the application process.  Election workers will be appointed from this pool of applicants.  Attending a session and completing the paper work does not guarantee you will be selected to be an election worker for any specific election.

Election Worker Qualifications

In order to serve as an election worker, 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. Attend a Poll Manager Training Class before EACH election.  Classes are 3-hours in length.

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 or work for any candidate on the ballot in your assigned precinct.

Identification Needed When Applying

Please bring one of the sets of identification below with you to the session:

• Your US passport (this will be the only identification needed if you bring this)

• Your SC Driver’s License and Your Birth Certificate

• Your SC Driver’s License and Your Social Security Card

The above are just the most common identification used; please contact our office for other possibilities if you do not have any of the above combination of documents.

Election Worker Application & Forms

Unable to make it to a meeting? You can complete the following forms and mail them to our office along with copies of the required identification listed above.

Election Worker Application

Election Worker Documentation to Read