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Election 2014 Dates and Links
  • 9/5 – Absentee Voting By Mail
  • 10/23 – Early Voting Begins
  • 11/4 – General Election Day
  • ncsbe.gov
  • 6/10 - S.C. Primary Election
  • 6/24 – SC Primary Runoff (if required)
  • 10/4 – Voter Registration Deadline
  • 11/4 – General Election Day
  • scvotes.org

SC Photo ID Law is in effect

To cast your ballot at a polling location you must have ONE of the following five forms of photo ID:

  1. SC Drivers License
  2. SC ID issued from the DMV
  3. Military ID which also includes a VA benefits ID
  4. US Passport

All of the above must be current and not expired. IF you have one of the above 4 forms of ID you are ready to cast your ballot.

IF you do not have one of the above 4 forms, you will need a voter registration card with your photo. These can be obtained at no charge from the Spartanburg County Voter Registration Office.

If you do not have any of the above listed 5 forms, then you will still be allowed to vote using a paper ballot and signing an affidavit stating a reason why you do not have a photo ID. Remember to update your address if you have moved.

Campaign 2014 Election and Politics
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  • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:27:02 GMT
    An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
  • South Carolina Not Shaken By Same-Sex Marriage Court Ruling

    South Carolina Not Shaken By Same-Sex Marriage Court Ruling

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:52:52 GMT
    South Carolina says it's not shaken by a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
    South Carolina says it's not shaken by a court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
  • SC Becoming More Secretive

    SC Becoming More Secretive

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:44:35 GMT
    DeAngelo Gantt Sentenced In Deadly ShootingDeAngelo Gantt Sentenced In Deadly Shooting
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
  • Lt. Gov Candidates Address SC Senior Needs, Lack of Resources

    Lt. Gov Candidates Address SC Senior Needs, Lack of Resources

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:22:13 GMT
    Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.
    From overcrowded nursing home to a lack of transportation—candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.
    From overcrowded nursing home to a lack of transportation—candidates for Lieutenant Governor are releasing plans to address South Carolina’s senior needs.

  • Rep. Sellers To Announce Plan For SC Seniors

    Rep. Sellers To Announce Plan For SC Seniors

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:16:41 GMT
    Representative Sellers will announce his health care plan for seniors on July 28th.Representative Sellers will announce his health care plan for seniors on July 28th.
    Representative Bakari Sellers plans to announce his health care plan for South Carolina seniors in the morning of July 28th in Greenville.
    Representative Bakari Sellers plans to announce his health care plan for South Carolina seniors in the morning of July 28th in Greenville.
  • Greenville City Narrows Police Chief Search

    Greenville City Narrows Police Chief Search

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:03:05 GMT
    Greenville City names the finalists for the Chief of Police position.Greenville City names the finalists for the Chief of Police position.
    Greenville City's next Chief of Police will come from one of six candidates and is expected to be announced at the end of this month.
    Greenville City's next Chief of Police will come from one of six candidates and is expected to be announced at the end of this month.
  • Hice Wins GOP Runoff In Broun's 10th District

    Hice Wins GOP Runoff In Broun's 10th District

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:26:22 GMT
    Minister and talk radio host Jody Hice has won the nomination of Republicans trying to choose a successor to GOP Rep. Paul Broun of Athens.
    Minister and talk radio host Jody Hice has won the nomination of Republicans trying to choose a successor to GOP Rep. Paul Broun of Athens.
  • Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

    Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.
  • How A Flood Of Kids Upended Immigration Debate

    How A Flood Of Kids Upended Immigration Debate

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:08:00 GMT
    AP Photo/Darron CummingsAP Photo/Darron Cummings
    The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has refocused attention on immigration.
    The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has refocused attention on immigration.
  • SC Supreme Court Says Autopsy Reports Are Not Public

    SC Supreme Court Says Autopsy Reports Are Not Public

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:23:10 GMT
    The justices ruled that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. The justices ruled that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are not public records. The justices ruled 4-1 Wednesday that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. 
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are not public records. The justices ruled 4-1 Wednesday that autopsies are medical records and fall under privacy provisions of the state's open records law. 
  • Democratic Governors releases ad critical of Haley

    Democratic Governors releases ad critical of Haley

    The Democratic Governors Association's first TV ad of 2014 in South Carolina criticizes Gov. Nikki Haley's child welfare agency.
    The Democratic Governors Association's first TV ad of 2014 in South Carolina criticizes Gov. Nikki Haley's child welfare agency.
  • Haley Raised Over $5 Million For Re-election Bid

    Haley Raised Over $5 Million For Re-election Bid

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:32 AM EST2014-01-13 11:32:13 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley has raised more than $5 million in her bid to win a second term as South Carolina's chief executive, taking in more than $757,000 in the last three months of 2013. Gov. Nikki Haley has raised more than $5 million in her bid to win a second term as South Carolina's chief executive, taking in more than $757,000 in the last three months of 2013.
    Gov. Nikki Haley has raised more than $5 million in her bid to win a second term as South Carolina's chief executive, taking in more than $757,000 in the last three months of 2013.
    Gov. Nikki Haley has raised more than $5 million in her bid to win a second term as South Carolina's chief executive, taking in more than $757,000 in the last three months of 2013.
  • Upstate SC City and County Elections 2013

    Upstate SC City and County Elections 2013

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 5:41 PM EST2013-11-05 22:41:58 GMT
    View municipal and county election for Upstate SC races.
    View municipal and county election for Upstate SC races.
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  • Escaped Inmates Still On The Loose, Might Be Headed To SC

    Escaped Inmates Still On The Loose, Might Be Headed To SC

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:03:58 GMT
    Here are the most recent pictures of the pair. They are considered armed and dangerous.Here are the most recent pictures of the pair. They are considered armed and dangerous.
    The two men, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County charges. They were being transported by Avery County deputies as part of their investigation.
    The two men, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County charges. They were being transported by Avery County deputies as part of their investigation.
  • Body Found In Lake Hartwell ID'd To Be Missing Person

    Body Found In Lake Hartwell ID'd To Be Missing Person

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:47:44 GMT
    Courtesy: US Army Corps Of EngineersCourtesy: US Army Corps Of Engineers
    Clemson City Police are investigating after a body found in Lake Hartwell was identified as a missing person reported earlier Tuesday afternoon. 
    Clemson City Police are investigating after a body found in Lake Hartwell was identified as a missing person reported earlier Tuesday afternoon. 
  • Oconee Co Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death In Westminster

    Oconee Co Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death In Westminster

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:20:46 GMT
    Investigators along with the county coroner are working to determine a cause of death. Investigators along with the county coroner are working to determine a cause of death.
    Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Westminster Tuesday.
    Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Westminster Tuesday.
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