Oct. 4 is the deadline to register to vote

Another general election is almost upon us. In order to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, you must register no later than Oct. 4. The Florence County office at 219 Third Loop Road will open October 4, 2014 from 8:30am until Noon.

Where, and how, do you register? Where do you vote? Who are the candidates? What are the issues? What if you are not available to vote on Election Day?

These are a few of the questions a citizen who is eligible to vote (and who desires to vote) should know before Nov. 4. Knowing the answers should make voting a pleasant and efficient process.

The website www.scvotes.org can answer many of the aforementioned questions. It is an excellent resource. This website will allow you to:

  • Register to vote or update your existing registration.
  • Check your current registration.
  • Identify your voting location.
  • See your sample ballot.
  • Identify the candidates.
  • Learn about the statewide constitutional questions that will be on the ballot.
  • Request an absentee application.

If you do not have computer access, call 843-665-3094 for assistance.

Very important: If you have changed your address since you last voted, update your voter registration address before heading to the polls. Don’t wait until the last minute to do so.

In-person absentee voting will begin Oct. 6 and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office, 219 Third Loop Road in Florence.

 

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