Become a Poll Worker

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Students who are at least 16 years old can be poll workers.

Anyone over the age 18 must be a registered voter in Dorchester, Charleston, Berkeley, Colleton or Orangeburg County.

All poll workers must complete the required training course (see information provided below).


Poll workers are paid $135, per day.. Work hours are from 6:00 AM until approximately 7:30 PM on election day(s).


Training is held in our Elections Warehouse at 235 Deming Way, Summerville SC, and online training is available after you have worked two elections.

First-time workers MUST bring their Driver's License AND social security card to complete the application. A passport will also be accepted.

Upcoming Classes

Note: Each class is limited to 30 people.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM


To register for one of the above classes email Corbin Ensminger with the Dorchester County Election Commission.