ABCs of voting
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must have one the following items: Their signed voter registration card*, a S.C. driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The new photo ID requirements are not in effect for this election.
*If you registered to vote by mail, are voting for the first time, and did not submit proof of ID with your application, you may not vote with only your voter registration card. Additional ID, such as a driver’s license, will be required.
CONTESTS TO WATCH
Will Berkeley and Dorchester counties each get the OK to spend nearly $200 million on school improvements?
Who will prevail in the contentious Senate District 41 race?
Should a party’s candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run together on the same ticket?
ON ELECTION DAY
Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at #scpol and #chasvote.
Have a question or comment? Take part in a live chat at postandcourier.com, where you can find updates throughout the day and after the polls close.
Watch live-streaming video with Warren Peper from polling places during the day. Peper will be joined by reporters and political experts on election night at postandcourier.com.
PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS?
Berkeley County: 719-4056
Charleston County: 744-8683
Dorchester County: 832-0071
State Election Commission: 803-734-9060
Post and Courier newsroom: 937-5590 or 937-5572
Overcast early with rain and breezy conditions in the afternoon. High near 55 degrees.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
All registered voters. Those with questions about the status of their registration can look up their information at scvotes.org.
HOW DO YOU VOTE?
Voters will use electronic ballots with touchscreen pads listing federal, state and local candidates and referendum questions. Ballots will vary from precinct to precinct, depending on local races.
Voters must touch the screen next to the candidate of their choice. They may change their selections by touching the screen next to another candidate.
Once voters decide on the candidates listed on a screen, they will touch “Next” at the bottom of the screen. When done, voters will be asked to review their choices and can change their votes before hitting the final flashing “Vote” sign. To see how the system works, go to scvotes.org.
WHAT ABOUT SAMPLE BALLOTS?
There are dozens of different ballots based on where you vote. Go to postandcourier.com/politics for links to the election commissions in Charleston and Dorchester counties, which have sample ballots, and a link to races in Berkeley County.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For political news and candidate information, go to postandcourier.com/politics