Special Election Notice

Special Election Notice

NOTICE OF ELECTION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA – COUNTY OF DORCHESTER The Republican and Democratic parties will hold Primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 Special Election on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, April 2.  Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must register no later than Saturday, February 16. These primaries will be held under new rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place.  Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs: S.C. Driver’s License ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo Federal Military ID U.S. Passport If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote.  Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place.  Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office.  Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place.  These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their reason for not obtaining an ID and vote a provisional ballot.  This ballot will count unless the county election commission has grounds to believe the affidavit is false.  For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.org or contact your county election commission. At 9:00 a.m. on election day the County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Waggoner Building, 201...
2012 General Election Sample Ballots

2012 General Election Sample Ballots

Important: It is extremely important to look at your card and see which precinct you are assigned to and where your voting location is. All voters must vote in their assigned precincts. You can also check your voting location and districts online here. #Precinct NameBallot Styles 25RosinvilleBallot Style 02 - State House 97 25RosinvilleBallot Style 01 - State House 102 26St George 2Ballot Style 04 - School District 41 26St George 2Ballot Style 03 - School District 43 27St George 1Ballot Style 04 - School District 41 27St George 1Ballot Style 03 - School District 43 28GroverBallot Style 04 - School District 41 28GroverBallot Style 03 - School District 43 29ReevesvilleBallot Style 04 - School District 41 29ReevesvilleBallot Style 02 - School District 42 30HarleyvilleBallot Style 05 31Four HoleBallot Style 05 33RossesBallot Style 06 33RossesBallot Style 03 - School District 43 34RidgevilleBallot Style 06 - State House 97 34RidgevilleBallot Style 05 - State House 102 35GivhansBallot Style 07 36DelemarsBallot Style 07 - State House 97 36DelemarsBallot Style 08 - State House 114 37Saul DamBallot Style 09 38CoastalBallot Style 10 39TrolleyBallot Style 11 40TranquilBallot Style 11 41Beech HillBallot Style 12 42FlowertownBallot Style 13 43KnightsvilleBallot Style 14 44ClemsonBallot Style 14 45GermantownBallot Style 15 46GreenwaveBallot Style 16 47NewingtonBallot Style 16 48CarolinaBallot Style 18 48CarolinaBallot Style 17 - County Council 6 49DorchesterBallot Style 20 49DorchesterBallot Style 19 - County Council 6 50ArchdaleBallot Style 21 52StallsvilleBallot Style 10 52StallsvilleBallot Style 16 - County Council 5 54Indian FieldBallot Style 02 55SpannBallot Style 10 55SpannBallot Style 22 - County Council 6 56North SummervilleBallot Style 22 - State House District 94 56North SummervilleBallot Style 23 - State...
In-Person Absentee Voting Dates

In-Person Absentee Voting Dates

On Thursday, September 20, the Dorchester County Elections Commission approved the following dates for in-person absentee voting. Please note there are different dates for St. George and Summerville. St. George: Dates: October 8 – November 5 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Location: Voter Registration Office, Kenneth Waggoner Building, 201 Johnston Street, St. George Summerville: Dates: October 22 – November 2 Hours of Operation: Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday – Friday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Location: County Council Chamber, 500 North Main Street, Summerville You can also request an application to vote by mail by calling 832-0132 or 563-0132. You may also make this request online at SCVotes.org or via email. If you have questions, please call 832-0132 or...
South Carolina Launches Online Voter Registration System

South Carolina Launches Online Voter Registration System

Only 12 other states allow citizens to register to vote online Columbia, SC (October 2, 2012) – The S.C. State Election Commission today announced the launch of one of the nation’s first paperless online voter registration systems, greatly simplifying the registration process and encouraging more citizens to participate in elections. “South Carolina has made important improvements to our registration and elections process in the last decade, and we are proud to announce one of the single most important changes to the process is now a reality,” said Marci Andino, executive director of the State Election Commission. “There’s no waiting in line, no forms to print out, nothing to mail in. Any eligible person can register in just minutes.” Citizens must register to vote by Saturday, October 6, in order to vote on November 6, and online registration is available now to expedite the process. Any eligible South Carolinian with a driver’s license or identification card issued by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) can register at scVOTES.org. After completing an online form, the information is verified instantly using existing data on file with SCDMV.  Once the county voter registration office reviews the application, the voter receives a voter registration card in the mail within a few days. In the 1990s, South Carolina became the first state in the country to make its voter registration form available online and is now one of only 13 states to have paperless, online voter registration.  Until now, voters were required to download the form, complete it by hand and attach a copy of a current valid photo ID or a copy of a current...
Last Day To Register is October 6!

Last Day To Register is October 6!

The final day to register is fast approaching. Registrations must be postmarked no later than this Saturday, October 6. Those wishing to register to vote may download a registration application here. Forms may be returned via email, fax, or mail. Please include a copy of your driver’s license, SC identification card, utility bill, paycheck, or other government document which shows your name and current address with your application. We will be at the Summerville County Council Chamber on Saturday, October 6 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for last minute registrations. Our St. George office will also be open during those hours. “People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote — a very different thing.” ~ Walter H. Judd...
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