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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.

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    Marines Deactivate Decorated 'Walking Dead' Unit

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    Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."
  • Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:49:41 GMT
    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks."
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  • Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:39:36 GMT
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. "Her benefits-to-work numbers are untrue,” he told reporters in Columbia.
  • SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:32:36 GMT
    The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.
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  • Obama Addresses Vets In Trip to Charlotte

    Obama Addresses Vets In Trip to Charlotte

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:26:56 GMT
    The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.
    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics. The president's speech to the legionnaires Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, aims to draw attention to administration initiatives to care for veterans once they come home.
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  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosting SC Republicans

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    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is scheduled to speak at a fundraising barbecue for South Carolina Republicans.
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  • US Sen. Rand Paul attending Mulvaney fundraiser

    US Sen. Rand Paul attending Mulvaney fundraiser

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is appearing at a South Carolina Republican fundraiser sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
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  • 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
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    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.
  • 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
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    View municipal and county election for Upstate SC races.
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  • Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:21:07 GMT
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
  • Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:12:30 GMT
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
  • Transgender Teen To Sue SC Over License Photo

    Transgender Teen To Sue SC Over License Photo

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:27:09 GMT
    Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.
    An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.
    An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.
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