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Early Voting Available for 2022 General Election Through Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Early Voting period for the 2022 General Election is underway. Any voter can visit an early voting center in their county during the early voting period and vote in person like they would at their polling place on election day, according to the South Carolina Election Commission.

Voters can visit an Early Voting Center between 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 5. To find your voting center, visit or contact your county voter registration office.

Voters will be asked to present Photo ID when checking in to vote.


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    Important Dates


    The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.

    Source: The History Channel

    The Commission's Role

    Per  SECTION 1-31-40 of the Commission's statute, the Commission will "provide the minority community with assistance and information on Voting Rights Act submissions in the State, as well as other related areas of concern to the minority community;"

    New Voting Machines

    The paper-based ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses touch-screen technology that produces a paper record for tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating marginal marks and the need for interpretation of the voter’s mark. This video explains how to use the machine.

    Picture of the Express Vote Voting Machine

    Source: Election Systems and Software

    Voters Find Easy Transition to New Paper-Based Voting System

    Be a Poll Manager

    Are you interested in serving as a poll manager? Visit the SC Election Commission for information on poll manager qualifications, training and more