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.
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.
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
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Center, 721 Okatie Highway
James J. Davis Early Childhood Education Center, 364 Keans Neck Road
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
1A: Cornerstone Christian Church, 2301 First Boulevard
1B: Beaufort Middle School, 2501 Mossy Oaks Road
2: Mossy Oaks Elementary School, 510 Mossy Oaks Road
1: Port Royal Fire Station, 1750 Paris Ave.
2: Port Royal Fire Station, 1750 Paris Ave.
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.
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.
Beaufort County elections office: 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort
Beaufort County elections office annex: 61B, Ulmer Road, Bluffton