2012 PRIMARY: Where to vote in Northern Beaufort County

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 19, 2012 

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday that it has made three toll-free numbers available for South Carolinians to report any voting problems during the state's primary Saturday.

    To contact the Department of Justice, call 1-800-253-3931; to contact the U.S. Attorney's Office, call 803-929-3052; to contact the FBI, call 803-551-4200.

With South Carolina's GOP presidential primary near, Beaufort County is making final preparations. Voting machines, 162 in all, are being delivered to polling places throughout the county, and about 300 clerks and poll workers are scheduled to man them Saturday. Nine candidates will appear on the ballot, including erstwhile contenders Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Gary Johnson and Rick Perry. Here's what you need to know:

WHO: Any voter registered in S.C. can cast a GOP presidential primary ballot.

WHAT TO TAKE: A voter registration card, driver's license or ID card issued by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

WHEN: Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Polling places vary by precinct. To find the precinct of your residence, go to www.scvotes.org to check your voter registration.

BEAUFORT

1: Charles L. Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St.

2: Charles L. Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St.

3: Charles L. Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St.

BURTON

1A: Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive

1B: Robert Smalls Middle School, 43 Alston Road

1C: Shanklin Elementary School, 121 Morrall Drive

2A: Shell Point Elementary School, 81 Savannah Highway

2B: Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway

2C: Love House Ministries, 423 Parris Island Gateway

3: Robert Smalls Middle School, 43 Alston Road

CHECHESSEE

Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Center, 721 Okatie Highway

DALE/LOBECO

James J. Davis Early Childhood Education Center, 364 Keans Neck Road

LADY'S ISLAND

1A: Lady's Island Middle School, 30 Cougar Drive

1B: Lady's Island Elementary School, 73 Chowan Creek Bluff Road

2A: Coosa Elementary School, 45 Middle Road

2B: David Smith Community Center, 140 Coosaw River Drive

3A: Broomfield Recreation Center, 161 Brickyard Point Road North

3B: Lady's Island Airport Building, 39 Airport Circle

MOSSY OAKS

1A: Cornerstone Christian Church, 2301 First Boulevard

1B: Beaufort Middle School, 2501 Mossy Oaks Road

2: Mossy Oaks Elementary School, 510 Mossy Oaks Road

PORT ROYAL

1: Port Royal Fire Station, 1750 Paris Ave.

2: Port Royal Fire Station, 1750 Paris Ave.

SEABROOK

1: Beaufort County Public Works, 120 Shanklin Road

2: Whale Branch Middle School, 2009 Trask Parkway

3: Grays Hill Community Center, 45 Bruce K Smalls Blvd.

SHELDON

1: Elijah Washington Medical Center, 211 Paige Point Road

2: Booker T. Washington Community Center, 182 Booker T Washington Circle

ST. HELENA ISLAND

1A: Penn Center (Frissell Hall), 16 Penn Center Circle West

1B: Scott Community Center, 242 Scott Hill Road

1C: Polowana Fire Station No. 24, 100 Polowana Road

2A: St. Helena Elementary School, 1025 Sea Island Parkway

2B: Gloria Potts Community Center (Seaside), 130 Seaside Road

2C: Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd.

FAIL-SAFE

Beaufort County elections office: 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort

Beaufort County elections office annex: 61B, Ulmer Road, Bluffton

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