Candidates who did not properly file Statements of Economic Interests (SEIs) during the March filing period may not have their names placed on Primary or General Election ballots, according to a ruling by the S.C. Supreme Court issued on May 2, 2012.
Under order of the Court, the political parties must provide a list of candidates who properly filed SEIs to the state and county election commissions by noon, Friday, May 4th. An updated list of Dorchester County candidates will be posted on DorchesterVotes.org after noon on Friday as soon as we receive it from the parties.
While there is no deadline established by law, our office normally has absentee ballots available for voters around 30 days prior to the date of an election. We will be working diligently over the next two weeks to ensure absentee ballots are available to voters as soon as possible.
In the meantime, voters who plan to vote absentee by mail are encouraged to request an absentee application and return the application. Voters can request and download an application for an absentee ballot online HERE. Requests for absentee ballot applications can also be made by calling our office at 843-832-0132 or 843-563-0132. Ballots will be mailed when they become available.
Voters who wish to vote absentee in person should wait to come to our office until ballots are available. Voters should visit DorchesterVotes.org to check the status of absentee ballot availability.