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.
Truth: The new photo ID law will NOT be in effect on November 6th. To vote on November 6th, you must have a S.C. Driver's License, a S.C. DMV ID card, or a voter registration card. The new photo ID rules won't take effect until January 1, 2013. Even then, there are safeguards in place that allow any voter to vote on Election Day, whether they have a photo ID or not. For more on the new photo ID law, visit scvotes.org.
Myth: South Carolina has "early voting," meaning anyone can vote early for any reason.