Department Staff

Executive Director

The Board hires an Executive Director, who is not a member of the Board, to serve as the administrative head of the Department and oversees day to day department operations and personnel. 

The Director reports to the Board, and hires and manages department staff.

Travis Alexander joined Pickens County after serving Greenville County Voter Registration and Elections for nearly twelve years, where he acted as Precinct and Poll Worker Coordinator.

He earned his Bachelor’s in both History and Secondary Education at Clemson University, and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Social Studies from Charleston Southern University. While studying at CSU, Travis also coached cross-country and distance runners.

He continued teaching and served as Head Coach of track programs at Byrnes and Eastside, before dedicating his time to elections.

Department Contact Information

Office Hours Physical and Mailing AddressMain Phone Number Fax Number E-mail Address
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
7 am – 7 pm (all election days)
Board of Voter Registration & Elections,
Pickens County Administration Facility
222 McDaniel Ave, B-9, Pickens, SC 29671
864-898-5948 864-898-5637[email protected]

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Department Functions

  • Manages and conducts all federal, state, county, and municipal elections held within Pickens County
  • Processes all county voter registration applications and change of address forms
  • Maintains county voter registration records
  • Validates signatures from petitions for candidates and new political parties
  • Appoints and trains all poll clerks and poll managers
  • Maintains county election equipment
  • Publishes election notices
  • Prints and distributes ballots
  • Provides the proper number of voting machines for each polling place
  • Accurately and publicly tabulates election results
  • Certifies candidates and election results
  • Hears protests of county and less than countywide elections, excluding some primaries
  • Facilitates absentee voting for all federal, state, county, and municipal elections within the county
  • Updates voter information and street address files after the re-drawing of precinct, county council, school trustee, and/or other district boundaries when needed due to growth in the population or following reapportionment
  • Determines the voting locations of precincts with the approval of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation