2010 Primary FAQs

Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 15:49 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (June 7, 2010) - South Carolina voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 8th to vote in the Republican and Democratic Primaries.  Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding primaries. 

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.  However, it's possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued.  To be sure of the location of your polling place:

  • Visit www.SCVotes.org and use the "Check Your Voter Registration" tool found under "Voters" in the menu.  Your voter registration record includes your precinct and polling place.
  • Call your county voter registration office.

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.

Q.   What do I need to take with me to the polls to vote?

A.  You will be required to show any one of the following items to vote: 

  • Voter registration card*
  • Driver's license
  • ID card issued by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

*If you registered by mail, are voting for the first time since that registration, and did not submit a form of identification along with your application; you will be required to show ID at the polls in addition to your voter registration card.  Acceptable forms of this additional ID include:  a valid photo ID such as a driver's license or DMV-issued ID card, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter's name and address in the county.

Q.  Why can't I vote in both primaries?

A.  State law prohibits voters from voting in more than one party's primary on the same day.  Poll managers will ask voters, "In which party's primary do you wish to vote today?"

Q.   If I voted in one party's primary, can I vote in the other party's runoff?

A.    No.  The runoff is a continuation of the primary.  If you voted in a party's primary, you can vote only in the runoff of the same party.  If you were eligible but did not vote in a primary, you can vote in either party's runoff.

Extended list of Primary FAQs.

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