- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Anderson County is still looking for poll workers with the election less than two weeks away.

The Anderson Independent-Mail reported (https://bit.ly/2ecsnHk) that election director Katy Smith said in a news release late Tuesday that she needs more workers.

Smith there’s a particular shortage of poll workers in Piedmont, Williamston, Powdersville and Easley. She did not say how many more workers are needed.

The county was also short-handed during the Republican presidential primary in February. Smith implemented two efforts to find more workers after the primary.

State Elections Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said he had not heard about specific poll worker shortages in other counties. But Whitmire says that’s always a concern.

Election workers in South Carolina are paid $75 for working on Election Day and $60 for attending training.


Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, https://www.andersonsc.com

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