(WMBF) Three generations of a South Carolina family continue to serve as voting volunteers at a polling place in Horry County.

Gerald Ballen has served as a poll worker in every election for the past 30 years.

"Long, long ago my mom used to be the clerk at this precinct. So I started off helping her and I just never left," said Ballen.

His wife, daughter, son and longtime friend, Betty Chestnut, volunteer with him.

He says seeing people flow into the polls puts a smile on his face.

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