COLUMBIA, SC (October 31, 2012) - Voters should be aware of upcoming deadlines and the procedures for voting by absentee ballot in the November 6, 2012, General Election.
Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:
1. Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
The following are some common myths that are circulated prior to general elections:
Myth: The new photo ID law is in effect, and if you don't have one, you can't vote.
New Rules Not in Effect for 2012 General Election
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today gave its approval to a new law requiring South Carolina voters to present a government-issued identification card with a photo in order to vote. Under the Court's order, the law will go into effect for elections held on or after January 1, 2013.
The new Photo ID provisions will not be in effect for the November 6, 2012, General Election.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - In less than 24 hours, more than 3,000 voters took advantage of South Carolina's new online voter registration system. The system was made available to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, 3,102 applications had been submitted.
October 2, 2012 - Charleston County
|Paul Thurmond WINNER||1,609||174||1,783||71.0%|
Only 12 other states allow citizens to register to vote online
Columbia, SC (October 2, 2012) - The S.C. State Election Commission today announced the launch of one of the nation's first paperless online voter registration systems, greatly simplifying the registration process and encouraging more citizens to participate in elections.
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS ARE NOW IN EFFECT
When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs:
September 18, 2012 - Charleston County
Governor Nikki Haley Recognizes September as Voter Education Month; South Carolina State Election Commission Encourages South Carolina's 600,000 Eligible Voters to Register by Oct. 6
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 6, 2012) - The South Carolina State Election Commission today kicked off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to register to vote before Oct. 6 in order to participate in the Nov. 6 General Election or to update voter registration information if they are already registered.