Heading to the polls on Election Day

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Long lines are part of the experience for any presidential election, but officials say they can made a little easier if everyone has a form of identification and on-hand.

South Carolina polling places accept 5 different forms of photo ID.

  • SC Driver’s license
  • SC DMV ID Card
  • Voter Registration Card,
  • Federal Military ID
  • Passport.

Department of Defense photo IDs and DOD Veterans Affairs Benefits cards count. A concealed weapons permit is considered a DMV ID. However, it is illegal in South Carolina to have a concealed weapon in a polling place.

You may still vote if do not have a photo ID. You will need to sign an affidavit disclosing why you are unable to provide an ID and have your paper voter registration card to be granted a provisional ballot.

“Just be ready for a line,” said Charleston Board of Elections Executive Director Joseph Debney, “you’ve done all the hard stuff already.”

Click here to find your polling place

To see the candidates that will appear on your ballot, visit scVOTES.org and click “Get My Sample Ballot” in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage.

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