Don’t know where to vote? Don’t know who you want to vote for? This quick guide will prepare you for the S.C. Democratic Party presidential primary Saturday.
Don’t know when to vote?: Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Those in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Don’t know where to vote?: Click this link to the S.C. Election Commission website. There, you can enter your personal information and find out where you should to to vote.
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Don’t know if you’re eligible to vote in the Democratic primary?: South Carolina has open primaries, so you can vote in either the GOP or Democratic presidential primary — but you can’t vote in both. So if you cast a ballot in last week’s Republican Primary, you’re ineligible. That said, only candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination appear on the ballot Feb. 27. Primaries for state and local offices won’t be held until June. If you vote in the Democratic presidential primary, you can still vote in the Republican primary in June, and vise versa.
Don’t know what to take to the poll?: Be prepared to show one of the following photo IDs:
- S.C. Driver’s license
- ID card issued by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
- S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
- Federal Military ID
- U.S. passport
Don’t know who to follow?: We’ll be tracking election news throughout the day at IslandPacket.com. Our reporters will also be using Twitter to give you the latest news and share interesting perspectives. We suggest you follow reporter Mindy Lucas, audience engagement editor Jeff Kidd and special projects editor Gina Smith. You should also follow our photographers’ Lowcountry Lens account and the institutional accounts for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.
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Don’t know who you’re going to vote for?: For those waiting until the last minute to decide, here are quick profiles of each of the two Democratic candidates still in the race.
Don’t know much about how the candidates are funded or how they are polling?: Check out this interactive that takes the state’s temperature ahead of the primaries.
Have more questions?: Check out the S.C. State Election Commission’s FAQ.