SEC Executive Director Testifies on “Dead Voters” Claim

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2012 - 14:01 By: cwhitmire

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:

Turnout Reports Vary Across South Carolina

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2012 - 15:21 By: cwhitmire

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 -

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.

New Photo ID Requirements Blocked by DOJ, Rules for Voting Do Not Change

Posted on: Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:07 By: cwhitmire

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:

  • S.C. Driver's License
  • S.C. Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card

South Carolina is covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Therefore, any change to election law must be approved (or "precleared") by the U.S. Department of Justice before it can be implemented or enforced.

December 21st Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on: Mon, 12/19/2011 - 18:03 By: cwhitmire

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.

REGISTER:

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