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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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  • Spartanburg Co. Sunday Alcohol Sales Up To Voters In Nov.

    Spartanburg Co. Sunday Alcohol Sales Up To Voters In Nov.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:46:30 GMT
    Spartanburg County Council passed a third reading of the referendum Monday evening.
    Spartanburg County Council passed a third reading of the referendum Monday evening.
  • 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.
  • Fact Check: New Anti-Haley Ad

    Fact Check: New Anti-Haley Ad

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:29:57 GMT
    Still frame from Democratic Governors Association's new ad.Still frame from Democratic Governors Association's new ad.
    A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.
    A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.
  • 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.
  • Western NC Runoff Election Results

    Western NC Runoff Election Results

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-16 08:57:16 GMT
    Voters went to the polls Tuesday in North Carolina's runoff elections.
    Voters went to the polls Tuesday in North Carolina's runoff elections.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:55:40 GMT
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
  • Sheheen Posts $1.7M On Hand, Haley Has $4.5M

    Sheheen Posts $1.7M On Hand, Haley Has $4.5M

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:00:45 GMT
    Haley defeated Sheheen in 2010 by 4.5 percentage points.Haley defeated Sheheen in 2010 by 4.5 percentage points.
    Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen has $1.7 million for his rematch with Gov. Nikki Haley, who touts a campaign-record fundraising quarter that boosted her available cash to nearly $4.5 million. Campaign reports filed late Thursday show Sheheen's campaign raised more than $500,000 in the quarter that ended July 1. Haley raised twice as much.
    Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen has $1.7 million for his rematch with Gov. Nikki Haley, who touts a campaign-record fundraising quarter that boosted her available cash to nearly $4.5 million. Campaign reports filed late Thursday show Sheheen's campaign raised more than $500,000 in the quarter that ended July 1. Haley raised twice as much.
  • Haley's campaign says she has $4.5M available

    Haley's campaign says she has $4.5M available

    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid.
    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid.
  • Haleys report earning more than $280,000 in 2013

    Haleys report earning more than $280,000 in 2013

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband reported earning more than $282,000 in her third year as the state's CEO.
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband reported earning more than $282,000 in her third year as the state's CEO.
  • SC House Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    SC House Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:28:14 GMT
    The SC House didn't meet for three weeks this year but members' salaries were not cut.The SC House didn't meet for three weeks this year but members' salaries were not cut.
    When the South Carolina House took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in mileage reimbursements and food and lodging costs that House members are paid. But unlike most furloughs, House members’ pay was not reduced at all, even though they weren’t meeting those three weeks.
    When the South Carolina House took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in mileage reimbursements and food and lodging costs that House members are paid. But unlike most furloughs, House members’ pay was not reduced at all, even though they weren’t meeting those three weeks.
  • 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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