Columbia, SC (February 23, 2012) - The S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) today released the findings of a partial review of information provided by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) suggesting 953 votes were cast in the name of deceased voters. Due to the size and scope of the task of examining every claim, the review was limited to 207 cases related to the 2010 General Election.
Columbia, SC (January 25, 2012) - S.C. State Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino testified today before the House Election Laws Subcommittee on recent claims that more than 900 votes had been cast in the name of dead voters.
While the SEC has not yet been provided with all the information on which the claims are being made, the Attorney General's office has provided a small sample - six names from Abbeville County. A review of the voter registration lists and signatures on the poll lists from the elections in question revealed that of these six:
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 either 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., Friday, January 20th.
By Mail -
The U.S. Department of Justice today blocked implementation of a new law that would require South Carolina voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. Identification requirements for voting will not change at this time.
Current law requires voters to present one of three items to vote at the polling place:
To help ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming Republican Presidential Preference Primary, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the impending voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.
Those who wish to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary on January 21 must be registered by Wednesday, December 21. Voters who have moved from one county to another must be registered to vote in their new county by the deadline.
September 27, 2011 - Berkeley County
|Edward L. Southard, Republican WINNER||2,157||59.8%|
|Tonia Aiken-Taylor, Democratic||1,450||40.2%|
August 30, 2011 - Anderson County
|Joshua Putnam, Republican WINNER||1,026||83.4%|
|Dave Ballard, Constitution||196||15.9%|
July 26, 2011 - Anderson County
|Joshua Putnam WINNER||1,154||51.7%|
July 12, 2011 - Anderson County