Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

The Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission is responsible for facilitating absentee voting for all Federal, State, County, and Referendum elections within Dorchester County, South Carolina. Absentee voting is not the “early voting” that you may have heard about on the news.  To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria: A Member of the Uniformed Services on Active Duty (UOCAVA) A Merchant Marine (UOCAVA) A Spouse or Dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine (UOCAVA) A U. S. Citizen Permanently Residing Outside the United States (UOCAVA) A U. S. Citizen Temporarily Residing outside the United States (UOCAVA) Persons Disabled Student, their spouse, or dependents residing with them who are out of their county of residence on Election Day For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on Election Day Government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them, who are out of their county of residence on Election Day Persons on vacation who will be outside their county of residence on Election Day Persons who will be serving as jurors in a state or federal court on Election Day Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election. The voter can have an immediate family member apply and carry a ballot to the voter. Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons Certified poll watchers and...
Logic and Accuracy Testing

Logic and Accuracy Testing

Logic and Accuracy testing of the M100 optical paper ballot scanners will be conducted on October 17, 2014, beginning at 10:00 AM. Logic and Accuracy tests include processing ballots that contain selections for every candidate or measure in every contest and tallying the results. The logic and accuracy tests are performed by Election Commission staff. The Dorchester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections invites all interested parties to witness the tests and all are open to the public. For more information, please call (843)...
National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Register Online at scVOTES.org COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 18, 2014) – The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with Americans across the nation, will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  This is a nationwide effort to register voters before the upcoming election in November.  This year’s theme is Celebrating Democracy in America, encouraging individuals to exercise one of our most basic rights in America:  the right to vote! The State Election Commission encourages all South Carolinians to exercise that right on November 4, and the first step to doing that is registering to vote. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY OCTOBER 4 TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 4 GENERAL ELECTION. In South Carolina, voter registration has never been easier: Register online at scVOTES.org (requires SC Driver’s License or DMV ID Card) Register the Dorchester County Voter Registration and Elections office located at 201 Johnston Street, St. George 29477 Download a voter registration form from scVOTES.org. Complete and return it to your county voter registration and elections office: By mail (postmarked by October 4) By fax (received by October 4) By email attachment (received by October 4) If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration. If you have moved from one county to another, you must register in your new county by October 4 to be eligible to vote. If you’ve moved within your county or changed your name recently, it will help ensure a smoother voting process for you – and your neighbors – by updating your information prior to November 4. For more information on voter registration...
Registration Deadline Approaching

Registration Deadline Approaching

The final day to register to vote is fast approaching. Any person wishing to vote in the November 4, 2014 General Election must register no later than Saturday, October 4, 2014. To register to vote in Dorchester County or update your address and/or other voter registration information: Online NEW! – Register to Vote Online Here Visit our website: http://dorchestervotes.org/register-to-vote/, download, complete, and print the voter registration application, and either: Mail the application to the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission at 201 Johnston Street, St. George, SC 29477. (must be postmarked by October 4th), or Fax the application to the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission at 843-832-0186 or 843-563-0186 (must be received by October 4th), or Scan the application and email the image as a file attachment to the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission at the following email address: vote@dorchestercounty.net (must be received by October 4th). Visit the Office of the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission at 201 Johnston Street, St. George, SC 29477. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Applicants who appear in person will be able to register to vote, have their photo taken, and receive a Photo Voter Registration Card if they require...
2014 General Election Petitions

2014 General Election Petitions

The following candidates submitted petitions and have been certified by the Dorchester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections: Soil and Water Conservation District Marie Dantzler – valid Jimmy Fender – valid School Board District 2 Brian Mitchum – valid Evan Guthrie – valid Gail Hughes – valid Justin Farnsworth – valid Louis Smith – valid Tanya Robinson – valid School Board District 4, Seat 4 Angie Crum – valid School Board District 4, Seat 5 No Petitions...
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