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...

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...
SC House 114 Update

SC House 114 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Contact: Chris Whitmire, (803) 734-9070, cwhitmire@elections.sc.gov The State Election Commission has received notification from the Clerk of the House that Bobby Harrell has formally withdrawn as a candidate for State House of Representatives District 114. The election for House 114 will go forward on November 4. While Mr. Harrell’s name will appear on the ballot, he is no longer eligible to win the election. The county voter registration and elections offices will place prominent notices in all polling places to inform voters that Mr. Harrell is no longer a viable candidate for House...
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...
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