Charleston County: Seeking Election Worker – Absentee Offsite Clerk

With Who:  Voter Registration and Elections, Charleston County

LocationMultiple offsite locations in SC: North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, Downtown Charleston

Type of Employment:  Temporary, Full-Time, Hourly

Salary: $11.50 hourly

Position Description:  The Charleston County Absentee Voting Division is seeking seasonal Election Worker – Offsite Absentee Clerks to assist in the upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. The Absentee Division is a fast-paced environment; this is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process.

We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for the temporary, full-time position of Absentee Clerk to be hired into:

  • North Charleston Offsite Location
  • Mt. Pleasant Offsite Location
  • West Ashley Offsite Location
  • Downtown Charleston Offsite Location

Note: We will do our best to accommodate employees based on proximity to offsite location. Training will be at our office for two weeks and two weeks of work at the North Charleston offsite location. Starting October 19th, our additional satellite locations will open.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Check-in and process voters
  • Interacting with voters and identifying their needs
  • Data entry and accurately inputting correct information
  • Using voting equipment and properly instructing voters how to use it
  • Troubleshooting equipment issues

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment. Overtime is expected. The hourly wage starts at $11.50 an hour.

IMPORTANT: Charleston County has implemented best-practice guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safety of the general public and staff. Such measures include, but are not limited to, enforcing social distancing and providing staff with personal protective equipment, such as gloves, hand sanitizer, face masks, and sneeze guards.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Ideal candidates will have customer service experience and have attention to detail, public speaking abilities, computer proficiency.
  • Critical skills for all election positions include the ability to prioritize work, learn new jobs tasks quickly, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Two Saturday half-days will also be required. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. The selected individuals must be available for entire employment period until the completion of their assignment.
  • The Absentee Division is an exciting, fast-paced environment, especially as elections approach. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized, and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Anyone may apply. Based on the information in the application a screening committee from the Elections Office will select those applicants whose education, experience, training and knowledge most closely match the needs of the department. A typing test and brief assessment will be required.

Apply (or request more information):  Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County’s website, you may click the “Apply” button. If you are not on the County’s website, please go to to apply.

Note: This recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Apply immediately. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the democratic process!!

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