Board of Elections agenda for Oct. 20, 2016

Board of Election Meeting 4:45 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 St. George County Council Conference Room Agenda Call to order of Board meeting Review minutes of previous meeting Public comment This is an opportunity for citizens to come before the Board with various issues. Citizens who wish to speak during the public comment period do not have to register or signup in advance. Each person is limited to 3-minutes of speaking time. Maximum total public comment time is 15 minutes. Director’s Report General Election updates Training Absentee voting Citizen call center Municipal elections Town of St. George special election Town of Reevesville Election Executive Session Security Unfinished business Board members New business...

Notice of Public Test – Updated on Oct. 12th

Public testing of voting machines for November Statewide General Election The voting machines that will be used for In-office Absentee Voting will be prepared beginning Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM.  The voting machines that will be sent to the polls on Election Day will be prepared starting Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8 AM and continuing each day until completed, no later than Wednesday October 5, 2016.  All voting machine preparation will take place at the Dorchester County Elections Warehouse, 235 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483. As required by the SC Code of Laws, 7-13-1390, we will also test the Optical Ballot Scanner that will be used to tabulate paper ballots for this election.  We will do so at 10 AM on Monday, October 17, 2016.  This will take place at the Dorchester County Elections Warehouse, 235 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483. UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Matthew, the optical ballot scanner test had to be rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 17 at 10 AM. It was previously scheduled for Oct....

2016 General Election

Absentee Voting Find Polling Location View Your Sample Ballot Next Election: Statewide General Election: Tuesday, November 8th 2016 In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to each election (October 8th 2016). Precincts are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on all Election Days. 2016 Election FAQs – A list of frequently asked questions related to the Election. Sample Ballots: You can see what your ballot will look like by clicking here. Polling Locations: View your polling location if you are unsure of where to vote. Absentee Voting: Qualified voters may vote absentee either in person or by mail. There will be two locations for in-person absentee voting, one in St. George and one in Summerville. Upon arrival, you will complete an application and cast your ballot. Please note, photo ID is required to vote at the absentee polling place.The locations and hours are below: — St. George absentee voting: October 7 – November 4, 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday – Friday. 201 Johnston St, St. George, SC. –Summerville absentee voting: October 24 – November 4, 8:30 AM – 5 P.M. Monday – Friday. 520 N. Main St, Summerville, SC — Both locations will be open on SATURDAY, October 29 from 8:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. If you wish to receive a ballot by mail, please follow these instructions: Request an application either online at scvotes.org or by calling the Dorchester County Voter Registration office at 843-832-0132 or 843-563-0132. You may also email your request to vote@dorchestercounty.net or fax it to 843-832-0186. If you request an application online, you must be able to...

2016 Statewide Primary Certification and Provisional Ballot Hearing

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...
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