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If you will be absent from the County on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot. You may be absent due to employment, vacation, etc. If you are over 65 years of age, you are qualified to vote absentee. Members of the military and their dependents are eligible to vote absentee. Other qualifications are:
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Potential jurors are randomly selected from voter registration lists as well as driver’s license and Department of Motor Vehicle identification lists. Your chances of being selected for jury duty are just as great if you have a South Carolina driver’s license.
Your polling place is determined by what voting precinct boundary you reside in and is designated on the bottom line of your voter registration card.
Orangeburg County has two Congressional Districts. Joe Wilson is the Congressional Representative for District 2. James Clyburn is the Representative for District 6.
Yes, as long as you have a valid, unexpired South Carolina driver’s license. You may also request a duplicate card by mail, phone, or in person from the Voter Registration and Elections Office.
State law allows for absentee voting in advance of any election if the elector qualifies under one of the various reasons allowable such as for members of the Armed Forces, physically disabled, persons on vacation, persons 65 years of age or older, etc. Please contact the Office of Voter Registration to see if you are eligible for absentee voting.
No. Only the individual, a member of their immediate family, or a designated authorized representative may request an absentee application.
No. Ballots are given to the voter either in person or by mail only. The individual in question may vote in our office which is the absentee precinct or by mail. In emergency situations, please check with our office.
Yes. You do not have to vote in a Primary Election to be eligible to vote in a November General or Special General Election.
The State of South Carolina does not register by party. You will choose a party only when you vote in a Primary Election. If you chose a party in a Primary Election, when the next Primary Election comes you are not obligated to stay with that party. You may switch back and forth, if you so desire.
Yes. A voter can request assistance if they are blind, physically disabled, or unable to read and write. A voter may receive assistance from anyone they choose except their employer, an agent of their employer, or an officer or agent of his union.