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.


State House District 64 Special Election (Clarendon & Williamsburg Counties)

Posted on: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:44 By: cwhitmire

April 5, 2011 - Clarendon & Williamsburg Counties


Candidate Clarendon Williamsburg Total Percent
Sonny Sanders, Republican 3,035 71 3,106 47.5%
Kevin L. Johnson, Democratic WINNER 3,361 66 3,427 52.4%
Write-ins 4 0  4  <0.01%


Republican Primary Results

Democratic Primary Results

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