Election 2020: What to take with you on Election Day, reporting problems

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You may have a lot on your mind on Election Day, but before you leave the house you’ll want to make sure you have a photo ID with you.

Photo IDs that are accepted at the polls can include one of the following:

A valid S.C. driver’s license

S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID card (includes S.C. Concealed Weapons Permit)

S.C. Voter Registration Card with photo

U.S. passport

Federal military ID (includes all Department of Defense photo IDs and the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits card)

What happens if I have a Photo ID but forget to bring it to my polling place?

If you forget to bring your photo ID to your polling place, you may ask to vote with a provisional ballot. 

However, for that provisional ballot to count, you will still need to show your photo ID to an official at the county elections office at some point before the election is certified, which is on Friday after the General Election.

Where can I report an issue or file a complaint about the election?

If you have an issue at your polling place, you should first report it to a poll manager so that election officials can work to resolve the issue on the spot. 

If not resolved at the polling place, or if the issue or complaint is regarding some other aspect of the election, voters should contact the county election’s office. In Beaufort, that number is (843) 255-6900 and in Bluffton that number is (843) 255-6940.

– Mindy Lucas

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