Notice of Public Test

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST The Dorchester County Board of Elections & Voter Registration will hold a Public Test of the Ballot Tabulating Equipment (M100) for the upcoming June 14, 2016 Statewide Primary. This test will be held at 10 AM on Monday May 20, 2016 at the County Elections Warehouse located at 235 Deming Way in Summerville. All interested persons are welcome to...
2016 Presidential Preference Primaries

2016 Presidential Preference Primaries

Absentee Voting Find Polling Location View Your Sample Ballot Next Elections: Republican Presidential Preference Primary: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary: Saturday, February 27, 2016 In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must register to vote 30 days prior to each election (January 20 or 27, respectively). Precincts are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on all Election Days. Voters can choose to vote in either primary, but cannot vote in both. 2016 Presidential Primary Candidates – A list of Republican and Democratic Presidential Primary candidates showing candidates who are no longer in consideration for the S.C. Primaries. 2016 Presidential Primary FAQs – A list of frequently asked questions related to the 2016 Presidential Primaries. Results: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (Statewide | Dorchester) – Saturday, February 20, 2016 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary – (Statewide | Dorchester) Saturday, February 27, 2016 Sample Ballots: 2016 Republican PPP – Cong 1 2016 Republican PPP – Cong 6 2016 Democratic PPP – Cong 1 2016 Democratic PPP – Cong 6 You can view your ballot above or by clicking here. Polling Locations: Please be aware that some polling locations have been combined for the February 20 and 27 Primaries. 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. If you wish to vote in person, you may visit our St. George Voter Registration office located at 201 Johnston Street, St. George, SC. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Upon arrival, you will complete an application and cast your ballot. Please note, photo ID is required...

November 3, 2015 Municipal Elections

Next Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must register to vote 30 days prior to the election. Precincts are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on all Election Days.   2015 Municipal Election Candidates 2015 North Charleston Candidates 2015 Municipal Candidates   Precincts & Voting Locations NOTICE: Please take note of a polling location change that affects voters who were supposed to go to Summerville High School. These voters will now vote at the Dorchester District Two Building located at 102 Greenwave Boulevard. Click here for more information. 2015 Precincts and Locations (updated 10-27-15)   Sample Ballots Ballot StyleMunicipalityOffices/Districts Ballot Style #1HarleyvilleTown Council Ballot Style #2St. GeorgeTown Council District 6 Ballot Style #3St. GeorgeTown Council District 3 Ballot Style #4RidgevilleTown Council Ballot Style #5SummervilleMayor Ballot Style #6SummervilleMayor and District 2 North Charleston Ballot Style #3North CharlestonMayor/City Council District 2 North Charleston Ballot Style #4North CharlestonMayor/City Council District 4 North Charleston Ballot Style #19North CharlestonMayor/City Council District 1 North Charleston Ballot Style #20North CharlestonMayor/City Council District 9...

Voter Photo ID

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS ARE NOW IN EFFECT When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs: SC Driver’s License SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card SC Voter Registration Card with Photo Federal Military ID US Passport IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE OF THESE PHOTO IDS, YOU ARE READY TO VOTE. Be sure to bring your Photo ID with you to the polling place. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE PHOTO IDs: Make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting a free Photo ID from your county voter registration and elections office or your local DMV office. If you’re already registered to vote, go to your county voter registration and elections office, provide your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.  Then, have your photo taken. Click here for Attire & Appearance guidelines for photographs. If you are not yet registered, you need to register to vote first.  You can register and have your photo taken on the same day.  Click here to learn more about registering to vote. To learn how to get a DMV ID card, call or visit your local DMV office or visit scdmvonline.com. IF YOU FORGET TO BRING YOUR PHOTO ID TO YOUR POLLING PLACE: You may vote a provisional ballot that will count only if you show your Photo ID to the election commission prior to certification of the election (usually Thursday or Friday after the election). IF YOU CAN’T GET A PHOTO ID: Bring your non-photo voter registration card with you to the...
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...
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