Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

...workers at Julian Smith Casino did not find themselves with quite as leisurely a pace."We're very fortunate here," poll manager Judy Blackstone said."Even though there may not be somebody in here every second, we don't have time to open a...

Poll manager sees job as community service

Phyllis Jones got into the elections business two decades ago by chance. Today, she's manager of the largest polling place in Augusta-Richmond County.

Carlyn McElreath

...Course and the Metropolitan Women's Club. Mrs. McElreath worked for the Richmond County Board of Elections as a poll manager and retired from St. John Towers. She was a very active member of National Hills Baptist Church. Family members include...

Thousands turn out for Saturday voting in Richmond County

...about 30 minutes at both places, poll managers said.The line snaked through...Center on Golden Camp Road, where poll manager Betty Griffin estimated wait times...the locations.At Warren Road, poll manager Theresia Hess said many voters this...

Judge orders S.C. ballots seized

...state's 46 counties that reported serious problems.County officials have not explained how the problems occurred. Poll managers blamed failed voting machines and heavy turnout for the backups. But Garry Baum, the deputy director of the county...

South Carolina House budget plan includes $6 million for state elections agency

...said $600,000 would buy 1,200 laptops with electronic voter registration lists that can help move lines because poll managers can process voters more quickly, compared to searching for names on paper lists."Lines at polling places usually...

Some NA residents say alcohol referendum not on ballots

...with the referendum on it, "my poll manager asked me if it was really important...alcohol referendum on it.After a poll manager called the elections office, Shealy...Voters were encouraged to let the poll manager know if they thought they received...

Polls close on day Augusta metro elections officials report heavy turnout at the polls

...In south Augusta, about 350 voters had cast ballots by 9 a.m. at Gracewood Community Center on Tobacco Road, poll manager Pat Quattlebaum said."We've been very busy this morning," she said. "We've had a line since we opened."Richmond...

Claudia Floyd

...Mathews Bible Class. Claudia enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Classics of Augusta. Her interest included Elections Poll Manager, reading, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. Family members include daughters: Selina Floyd Hatcher...

Gerard McKnight

...Mr. McKnight served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a Mason and a member of the VFW. Mr. McKnight was a poll manager for the Columbia County Board of Elections and worked for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. He was a helpful friend...