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Posted on: September 24, 2021

TOWNS OF BRUNSON, FURMAN, LURAY AND YEMASSEE TO HOLD NOVEMBER 2ND ELECTIONS

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Towns of Brunson, Furman, Luray and Yemassee to hold Elections on November 2nd

The Towns of Brunson, Furman, Luray, and Yemassee will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:  

Brunson

 Brunson Fire Department, 240 N. Manker St., Brunson, SC

Furman

 Furman Town Hall, 46 McKenzie Trail, Furman, SC 

Luray

Home of Margie J. Crews, 151 Fitts St., Luray, SC

Yemassee

 Yemassee Municipal Complex, 101 Town Circle, Yemassee, SC    

Note:  Registered voters must reside in the town limits to vote.

These elections will be held under the rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place.  

While having a Photo ID, and bringing it to the polls, will make the voting process easier; no registered voter in the correct polling place should ever be denied a ballot, whether the voter has a Photo ID or not.                                                                                                             

Poll Managers will ask voters for one of the following types of Photo ID:

  • S.C. Driver's License
  • S.C. DMV ID Card (includes SC Concealed Weapons Permit)
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with a Photo
  • Federal Military ID (includes VA Benefits Card)
  • U.S. Passport  

 NOTE:  REAL ID is NOT required to vote in South Carolina.   Voters can continue to use their standard driver’s license or DMV ID card for voting.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Voters who already have one of the IDs above are ready to vote.  They need to be sure to bring their ID with them to their polling place.

Voters can make their voting experience easier by getting a Photo ID before election day.  Voters can get a free Photo ID from their county elections office at any time during office hours (even on election day) by providing their name, date of birth, and last four digits of their Social Security number. 

Voters who forget to bring their ID may vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will count only if they show their Photo ID to the municipal election commission prior to the provisional ballot hearing.   Check with municipality for more information on specific meeting time.  

Voters who can't get a Photo ID need to bring their non-photo voter registration card to the polls.  This is the paper card without a photo that every voter receives when they register.  These voters will then sign an affidavit stating they have a reasonable impediment to obtaining Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot.  The reasonable impediment could be a religious objection to being photographed, a disability or illness, work schedule, lack of transportation, family responsibilities, or any other obstacle the voter finds reasonable.  This provisional ballot will count unless someone proves to the county board that the voter was lying on the affidavit.

To vote under the reasonable impediment exception:

  1. Inform the poll managers that you do not have a Photo ID and could not get one.
  2. Present your current, non-photo registration card. 
  3. Sign the affidavit provided by the poll managers stating why you could not obtain a Photo ID. 
  4. Cast a provisional ballot that will count unless someone proves to the county board your affidavit is false.                                                  

Election officials are asking voters to do the following on election day:  Wear a protective mask if you have one.  Practice social distancing by spacing yourself at least six feet apart from others.   Please be patient.  No voter will be turned away.  

Absentee Voting:

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot application for a ballot to be mailed to the voter for the election is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.  Mailed absentee ballots must be returned to the office by 7:00 p.m. on election day.  

The deadline for in-person absentee voting at the Voter Registration and Elections Office is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021.              

For more information, please contact the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections, 201 Jackson Ave., W., Hampton, S.C.  29924.     Telephone: (803) 914-2080      Fax: (803) 914-2083 

Email: Vote.Hampton@elections.sc.gov

Visit the S.C. State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.gov

ABS_Sample Ballot_Yemassee

ABS_Sample Ballot_Luray

Sample Ballot _Town of Brunson

Sample Ballot_Town of Furman


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