Info for Poll Workers

Thank you for your interest in the election process!  The Georgetown County Board of Elections & Voter Registration is always looking for qualified Poll Workers to staff precincts throughout Georgetown County on Election Day.  As a Poll Worker, you will have a unique opportunity to serve your community, meet your neighbors, and become involved in the electoral process.  

Why Apply?

Poll workers are civic-minded registered voters who are paid while supporting their communities.  They provide a necessary service when they work during Early Voting and on Election Day.   

There are two types of Poll Workers.  Poll Managers are the "boots on the ground" and deal most directly with voters and voting machines.  Poll Clerks oversee each precinct, including supervising Poll Managers.  

Election Worker Pay

Clerks and poll managers are required to work the full day.

Voting precincts are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Each election requires at least one Clerk and multiple Poll Managers at every precinct.  These workers are essential for running secure, efficient elections.

Clerks and poll managers receive a stipend for each election worked (including training sessions; see below).  This stipend is not considered a wage and is set in State Law.  For more information on taxes and benefit eligibility, please visit  Georgetown County's pay rate is listed below.

Clerks: $240
Poll Managers: $165


  • Must be a registered voter in South Carolina, or aged 16 or 17.
  • Be willing and able to attend a Poll Worker Training Session (2-3 hours) and pass a written certification before EACH election.
  • Be prepared to work the ENTIRE Election Day, from 6:00am until approximately 7:30pm.
  • Be non-partisan and neutral when working an election.

Election Day Duties Include:

  • Greeters
  • Qualifying voters (looking up name on Voter Registration List)
  • Activating iVotronic for each voter
  • Distributing Provisional/Emergency and Fail-Safe Provisional ballots
  • Compliance with election law and procedures, and general assistance to voters
  • Be non-partisan while working on Election Day

Due to Federal Policies, All NEW Poll Workers MUST:

  • Complete a Poll Worker Packet during training.
  • Bring documentation that establishes identity and employment eligibility to your scheduled Poll Worker training class.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the following forms:

Electronic copies of these forms may be emailed to: You may mail physical copies of these forms to the following address:

Georgetown County Board of Elections & Voter Registration
303 N Hazard St.
Georgetown, SC 29440

When your application is received, you will be added to our mailing list. We will keep you informed of upcoming Poll Manager Training Sessions and Elections.

For further information about working the polls, contact us at or (843) 545-3339. For election or registration information, please call (843) 545-3339.

Thank you for your interest!Every vote matters.  Every vote counts.

Training Schedule

Each poll worker must attend one entire election training session prior to every election, and successfully complete the certification quiz in order to be eligible to work.

All classes are limited to 25 people.

Please view the calendar below for a list of upcoming training sessions and their locations.  Please be on time - all classes will start promptly at their scheduled start times. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us at or (843) 545-3339.

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To ensure accountability and election security, anyone working with an election must take certain oaths. Those for Clerks and Poll Managers are listed below:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am duly qualified, according to the Constitution of this State, to exercise the duties of the office to which I have been appointed, and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge the duties thereof, and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States. So help me God.” (Article III, Section 26, S.C. Constitution)

“We do solemnly swear that we will conduct this election according to law and will allow no person to vote who is not entitled by law to vote in this election, and we will not unlawfully assist any voter to prepare his ballot and will not advise any voter as to how he should vote at this election.” (SC Code §7-13-100)

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