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...
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...
Registration Deadline is October 5

Registration Deadline is October 5

The final day to register to vote is fast approaching. Any person wishing to vote in the November 5, 2013 Municipal Elections in Summerville and Harleyville or the Countywide Referendum Election must register no later than Saturday, October 5, 2013. 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 5th), or Fax the application to the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission at 843-832-0186 or 843-563-0186 (must be received by October 5th), 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 5th). 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...
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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