As required by Section 7-13-830 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional (challenged) ballots cast in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Statewide Primary Election. This provisional ballot hearing will be held on JUNE 16, 2016 at 10:00AM at the following location: County Council Chambers inside the Kenny Waggoner Building 201 Johnston Street St. George, SC 29477.

If you are the challenged voter, you are entitled to be present at this hearing.  You are entitled to be represented by legal counsel and to present evidence in your behalf.  If your vote was challenged for not providing proper ID when registering to vote by mail, you must provide this ID prior to or at the provisional ballot hearing for your vote to be counted.

You may determine the status of your ballot by following either of these steps:  1. Calling the Dorchester County Registrations & Elections office at 832-0132 or 563-0132     / OR / 2. Sending an email to Voter Registration at vote@dorchestercounty.net     / OR / 3. Visiting our website HERE. If you are the challenger:  You may be present at this hearing to present evidence and/or witnesses in support of your challenge.  Prior to the hearing, you may present written evidence to the County Election Commission in support of your challenge.  If you do none of these to support your challenge, the ballot will be counted. Reference:  HAVA Section 302 (5) (A) Provisional Voting and Voting Information…