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Poll Workers Needed for Local Elections

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Voting matters!

Serve your community and your neighbors by becoming a Richland County Elections poll worker.

More people are coming out to vote with passion and excitement. Our democracy is built on elections and contributions of ordinary citizens who serve as poll workers on Election Day. We cannot hold elections without the active engagement of people like you!

Richland County Voter Registration Elections needs 1,800 election workers at the polls on Election Day. You can be one of them!

To be a poll worker, you must be:

  • a resident of Richland County, or an adjoining county (Kershaw, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Calhoun or Sumter);
  • a registered voter (if aged 18 and older);
  • able to complete poll worker training (2-3 hours);
  • at least 16 years old (teens 16 and 17 may serve as student poll managers);
  • able to follow procedures effectively; and
  • have excellent people skills!

Good to know
Working the polls typically pays $135!

Members of many organizations – such as neighborhood groups – volunteer as poll workers together to give back to the communities where they live, while raising money for their organizations.

Contact us
If you’re ready to become a poll worker, contact the Voter Registration & Elections office at (803) 576-2241 or election.worker@richlandcountysc.gov. Provide your name, telephone number and email address.