Time is Short to Vote Absentee in Runoffs
COLUMBIA, SC (June 14, 2010) - The State Election Commission wants to remind voters of impending deadlines for voting absentee in the June 22nd Primary Runoffs.
Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail:
In Person - Visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 21st.
By Mail - Step 1: Contact your county voter registration office to request an absentee ballot application. You may make the request in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax.
Step 2: You will be sent an application.
Step 3: Return the completed application to your county voter registration office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 18th. You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.
Step 5: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 22nd. You may return the ballot in person or by mail.
Primary Runoff FAQs:
Q. If I voted in one party's primary, can I vote in the other party's Runoff?
A. No. If you voted in a party's primary, you can vote only in the Runoff of the same party.
Q. I voted in the Republican Primary. Am I eligible to vote in a runoff?
A. Yes. There are Republican Runoffs for statewide offices, so every Republican Primary voter in the state will be eligible to vote in a runoff.
Q. I voted in the Democratic Primary. Am I eligible to vote in a runoff?
A. Maybe. There are no statewide Democratic Runoffs. So, whether a Democratic Primary voter is eligible to vote in a runoff depends on the county and districts in which the voter resides. There are five counties with countywide Democratic runoffs: Dillon, Fairfield, Hampton, Kershaw, and Richland. Any Democratic Primary voter in these counties is eligible to vote on June 22nd. There are four counties with Democratic runoffs for district offices: Barnwell, Charleston, Chester, and Jasper. Voters in those counties should check to see if they are in those specific districts. Voters who voted in the Democratic Primary, and who reside outside of these counties and districts, are not eligible to vote on June 22nd.
Q. I didn't vote in the June 8th Primary. Can I vote in the Runoff?
A. Yes. If you were eligible but did not vote in the June 8th Primaries, you can vote in either party's Runoff.
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