Reports Indicate Heavy Voter Turnout Across South Carolina

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 16:47 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (November 2, 2010) - Polling places across the state have reported moderate to heavy voter turnout throughout the day with some polling places experiencing long lines. The SC State Election Commission encourages any voter who has not yet cast a ballot to go to his or her polling place before 7 p.m. and vote. Anyone in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

"Today's high voter turnout is a huge testament to the citizens of South Carolina and their dedication to making their voices heard by casting a ballot in today's election," said Marci Andino, executive director of the SC State Election Commission. "We appreciate the preparation, enthusiasm and patience of voters who went to the polls and voted today, and encourage those who have not yet voted to do so by 7 p.m. today."

Andino continued, "We are thankful for the tireless efforts of the 20,000 poll workers and election officials across the state who have worked diligently in the months and weeks leading up to this election to ensure that every vote matters and every vote counts." 

Election Day Voting Underway, Many Precincts Report Heavy Turnout

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 09:17 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 2, 2010) - The South Carolina State Election Commission reports heavy voter turnout at many precincts throughout the state this morning. As South Carolinians continue to head to the polls throughout the day, the South Carolina State Election Commission would like to remind voters of the following:

2010 General Election FAQs

Posted on: Thu, 10/28/2010 - 16:19 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (October 28, 2010) - South Carolina voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2nd.  Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding general elections:

Q.  What candidates and/or offices are on the ballot today?

A.    The candidates and offices on a particular ballot will differ depending on the county and districts in which you reside.  To find out what candidates will appear on ballots in your county visit and click "General Election Candidates by County," or call your county election commission.

Q.   Where do I vote?

A.    At the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  To ensure your polling place hasn't changed since your card was issued, check your voter registration by visiting and clicking "Check Your Voter Registration."

Q.  What hours will the polls be open?

A.  Polling places are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Only Days Left to Vote Absentee

Posted on: Wed, 10/27/2010 - 12:11 By: cwhitmire

Columbia, SC (October 27, 2010) - The State Election Commission (SEC) wants to remind voters of impending deadlines for voting absentee in the General Election.  Voters who qualify may cast an absentee ballot in one of two ways: in person or by mail.  The SEC recommends voting absentee in person due to the risks associated with voting by mail at this late date.

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., Monday, November 1st.

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.

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