Here is the truth about some common rumors and myths surrounding the 2008 General Election:
Myth: South Carolina has "early voting," meaning anyone can vote early for any reason.
TRUTH: South Carolina has "absentee voting." You must meet one of 17 reasons for voting absentee. For a complete list of reasons, visit scVOTES.org or call or visit your county voter registration office.
Myth: Absentee votes don't count unless the election is really close.
TRUTH: Every vote matters, and every vote counts. Absentee ballots are usually the first votes counted on Election Day.
Myth: New regulations require a picture ID as well as a voter registration card for the elections this year, and all the information between the two will have to match.