NOTICE OF ELECTION
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA – COUNTY OF DORCHESTER
The Republican and Democratic parties will hold Primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 Special Election on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, April 2. Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must register no later than Saturday, February 16.
These primaries will be held under new rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place. Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs:
- S.C. Driver’s License
- ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
- S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
- Federal Military ID
- U.S. Passport
If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote. Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place. Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office. Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place. These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their reason for not obtaining an ID and vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will count unless the county election commission has grounds to believe the affidavit is false. For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.org or contact your county election commission.
At 9:00 a.m. on election day the County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Waggoner Building, 201 Johnston Street, St. George.
On Thursday, March 21, at 10:00 a.m. the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots casts in this election. This hearing will be held at the Waggoner Building, 201 Johnston Street, St. George.
The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:
Precinct Polling Place Archdale Ft Dorchester High School Archdale 2 Ft Dorchester High School Ashborough E Dorchester Presbyterian Church Ashborough E 2 Dorchester Presbyterian Church Ashborough W Old Fort Baptist Church Ashborough W 2 Old Fort Baptist Church Ashley River River Oaks Middle School Bacons Bridge Beech Hill Elem School Beech Hill Beech Hill Elem School Beech Hill 2 Beech Hill Elem School Brandymill Grace Lutheran Church Brandymill 2 Grace Lutheran Church Briarwood Summerville Church Of Christ Briarwood 2 Summerville Church Of Christ Briarwood 3 Summerville Church Of Christ Butternut Reeves Elem School Carolina Summerville Senior Center Central Knightsville United Methodist Central 2 Knightsville United Methodist Clemson Dubose Middle School Clemson 2 Dubose Middle School Clemson 3 Dubose Middle School Coastal Coastal Center Coastal 2 Coastal Center Coastal 3 Coastal Center Coosaw Ft Dorchester Elem Coosaw 2 Ft Dorchester Elem Cypress Knightsville Elem School Dorchester Bethany United Methodist Dorchester 2 Bethany United Methodist Flowertown Summerville High School Flowertown 2 Summerville High School Germantown Bethany United Methodist Greenhurst Spann Elem School Greenwave Summerville High School Irongate Beautiful Savior Lutheran Irongate 2 Beautiful Savior Lutheran Irongate 3 Beautiful Savior Lutheran Kings Grant Oakbrook Middle School Kings Grant 2 Oakbrook Middle School Knightsville Knightsville Elem School Lincoln Cathedral Of Praise Miles/Jamison Baptist Tabernacle Church Newington Newington Elem School Newington 2 Newington Elem School North Summerville Alston Middle School North Summerville 2 Alston Middle School Oakbrook Oakbrook Middle School Patriot Ft Dorchester High School Saul Dam Beech Hill Elem School Sawmill Branch Flowertown Elem. School Spann Spann Elem School Stallsville Stallsville Method Church Tranquil Oakbrook Elem School Tranquil 2 Oakbrook Elem School Trolley Trident Technical College Tupperway Summerville High School Tupperway 2 Summerville High School Windsor Cathedral Of Praise