Make sure you're ready for voting law changes

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 19, 2013 

Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area provides many opportunities for voter registration throughout the year at a variety of venues, such as farmers markets, local high schools and colleges and public libraries.

National Voter Registration Day is an appropriate time to remind citizens of South Carolina's new voter photo identification law. All registered voters must present one of five types of photo ID when voting:

  • A S.C. driver's license.

  • An ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • A photo voter registration card obtained at the Beaufort County Board of Elections, 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort. (The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 843- 255-6900; or go to 61B Ulmer Road Bluffton from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 843- 255-6940).

  • Federal military ID.

  • U.S passport.

  • If you are missing your photo ID on voting day, you may cast a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card. You also will be advised about your recourse with the Board of Elections. Additional information is available at, or call 843-255-6900.

    Information about voter registration and the voter photo identification law helps assure all eligible voters will be actual voters in upcoming elections.

    Loretta Warden, president

    Sue Feutz, voter services co-chairman

    Ginny Ghirardelli, voter services co-chairman

    League of Women Voters

    Hilton Head Island


    The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

    Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service