South Carolina breaks early voting record, again
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Election Commission says the state broke another single-day early voting record Wednesday.
SEC spokesman John Catalano says nearly 50,000 ballots were cast on Wednesday.
Catalano says more than 383,000 people have early voted as of Wednesday night. Another approximately 48,000 absentee ballots have been returned of the 63,000 issued bringing a total of 431,000 South Carolinians who have already voted in the 2022 general election, he says.
Election officials say they expect pre-election day turnout to continue to rise with three days left in early voting.
Early voting in the state continues through Saturday with early voting locations in the state open from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sample ballots can also be found on SCVotes.gov.
Voters will be asked to present a photo ID when checking in to vote.
Have an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballots will need to be returned by 7 p.m. on election day.
Election officials have the following tips for absentee voters:
- Be sure to complete the voter’s oath and have your signature witnessed before returning it.
- Anyone age 18 or older can witness your signature.
- Consider returning your ballot in person to ensure it is received before the deadline.
- You must present a Photo ID when returning an absentee ballot in person.
- You can return your ballot by mail but be aware of U.S. Postal Service transit times.
- Ballots mailed close to election day risk not being delivered to the county voter registration office in time to be counted.
- Find more information at scVOTES.gov to learn about exceptions for military and overseas voters and how an immediate family member or an authorized representative can assist you with returning your absentee ballot.
Waiting to vote on election day?
- Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Review your sample ballot and find your polling place.
- Voters will be asked to present a photo ID when checking in to vote.
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