Two organizations have joined forces to provide free rides for Hilton Head Island residents to the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles in Bluffton for those who need a government-issued photo ID to vote.
American Legion Post 49 and the Military Officers Association America - Hilton Head Island will provide the transportation. Those who require transportation should call First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head at 843-681-3696 and provide their name, address and phone number.
Voters in primaries and general elections in South Carolina must show a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or other identification, before casting a ballot.
The ride service will be provided until the 2016 presidential election, a news release said.
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According to the SC Department of Motor Vehicles:
"Residents need to bring proof of U.S. Citizenship/Identity and Date of Birth (most commonly a birth certificate or a passport), their Social Security card or proof of their SS number, and proof of residence (utility bills, bank statements, etc.) A detailed listing of acceptable documents is available on the DMV website at http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/forms.aspx on form MV-93.
"The ID card is free to residents 18 years and older. Residents may have an ID card or a driver’s license, but not both."