Election Day Voting Underway, Many Precincts Report Heavy Turnout

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 09:17 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 2, 2010) - The South Carolina State Election Commission reports heavy voter turnout at many precincts throughout the state this morning. As South Carolinians continue to head to the polls throughout the day, the South Carolina State Election Commission would like to remind voters of the following:

2010 General Election FAQs

Posted on: Thu, 10/28/2010 - 16:19 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (October 28, 2010) - South Carolina voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2nd.  Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding general elections:

Q.  What candidates and/or offices are on the ballot today?

A.    The candidates and offices on a particular ballot will differ depending on the county and districts in which you reside.  To find out what candidates will appear on ballots in your county visit www.scVOTES.org and click "General Election Candidates by County," or call your county election commission.

Q.   Where do I vote?

A.    At the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  To ensure your polling place hasn't changed since your card was issued, check your voter registration by visiting www.scVOTES.org and clicking "Check Your Voter Registration."

Q.  What hours will the polls be open?

A.  Polling places are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Only Days Left to Vote Absentee

Posted on: Wed, 10/27/2010 - 12:11 By: cwhitmire

Columbia, SC (October 27, 2010) - The State Election Commission (SEC) wants to remind voters of impending deadlines for voting absentee in the General Election.  Voters who qualify may cast an absentee ballot in one of two ways: in person or by mail.  The SEC recommends voting absentee in person due to the risks associated with voting by mail at this late date.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 1st.

By Mail -

Step 1:  Contact your county voter registration office as soon as possible to request an absentee ballot application.  The request may be made in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax.

Absentee Voting Deadlines Approach

Posted on: Wed, 10/20/2010 - 14:14 By: cwhitmire

Columbia, SC (October 20, 2010) - Absentee voting is underway throughout South Carolina, and the State Election Commission wants to inform voters about associated procedures and deadlines.  Voters who meet one of the qualifying reasons listed below may cast an absentee ballot in one of two ways: in person or by mail.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 1st.

By Mail -

Step 1:  Contact your county voter registration office as soon as possible to request an absentee ballot application.  The request may be made in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax.

October 2nd Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2010 - 11:48 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 24, 2010) - To help ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming General Election, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.

Those who wish to vote in the General Election on November 2nd must be registered by October 2nd.  Voters who have moved from one county to another must be registered to vote in their new county by the deadline.

REGISTER:

  • Visit your county board of voter registration.
  • Download a voter registration form from scVOTES.org, complete the form, and either:
    • Mail the form to your county voter registration office (postmarked by October 2nd),
    • Fax the form to your county voter registration office (received by October 2nd), or
    • Scan the form and email the image as a file attachment to your county voter registration office (received by October 2nd).

UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION:

House District 79 Special Democratic Primary

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2010 - 15:16 By: cwhitmire

The S.C. House of Representatives District 79 Special Primary was held to replace the Democratic Party's nominee for the November 2, 2010 General Election.  The Party's former nominee, Anton Gunn, withdrew on August 17, 2010.

September 21, 2010 - Kershaw & Richland Counties

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Kershaw Richland Total Percent
Mia Butler WINNER  75  532  607  66.8%
Beverly Diane Frierson  22  52  74  8.0%
Todd Wood   200  29  229  25.2%

September is Voter Education Month

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 17:22 By: cwhitmire

Governor Sanford Recognizes September as Voter Education Month; State Election Commission Encourages South Carolina's 800,000 Eligible Voters to Register by October 2nd

COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 30, 2010) - The South Carolina State Election Commission this week is kicking off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to prepare for the November 2nd General Election by registering to vote or, if already registered, updating their voter registration information by October 2nd.

"Voting is the quintessential American way for citizens to make their voices heard in our system of government," said Marci Andino, executive director of the State Election Commission. "Voter Education Month is a great way to remind voters to make sure they are properly registered, to help them prepare for Election Day, and to reinforce the fact that Every Vote Matters and Every Vote Counts in South Carolina.

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