Be prepared for November 5th elections

Columbia,SC (WOLO)—- It is almost time to head to the polls toncast your ballot November 5th, which gives you a little bit of time left to get your ducks in a row.

If you have not already registered to vote in the November 5th election, you will have to sit this one out since the deadline to do so has already passed.

You can however check to see if you are registered by clicking here on the SC Election Commission website.

Before you head to the polls to cast your ballot keep in mind there is a new paper ballot, and digital platform being used for the first time in some locations.

According to SC Election Commission, the new system will be fully operational in all polling places by January 1st, 2020. So, you may want to become familiar with how it all works now.

(To read more about the new system and why it’s been put in place click here)

Here are a few helpful things to keep in mind before November 5th.

  • Make sure you have the correct polling location.
  • Check your voter registration and make sure it is up to date.
  • Bring your Driver’s License
  • Bring your voter registration card
  • Get a sample ballot ahead of time so you won’t be caught off guard when you see the questions on the ballot.

If you are unable to make it to your polling location, because of work, transportation or if you’ll be out of town on November 5th, you always have the option of requesting a form to vote early. You can find that form and information on how to fill it out by
Clicking here.

(For a complete break down of the new system and how to use it you can get a brief overview here).

To find out any of the other questions you may have about special elections, dates, times,  and all of those last minute details that will make your voting experience as seamless as possible, go to the newly upgraded SC Election Commission website found here to stay informed before election day

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