Early voting underway in Richland County

BLYTHEWOOD  – Early voting for the primaries began Tuesday and will continue until 5 p.m., June 10.

For this two week period, polls will be open for in-person voting without an excuse as was required in the past. Polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays during this two weeks, but will be closed on the weekends.

Excuses, which include age and disability status, among other things, are still required for voters who cast absentee ballots by mail.

Polls will reopen on election day, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Procedures for voting are much the same as on election day.  Voters must present a photo ID (driver’s license, passport or military ID.)

A list of early voting sites for each county can be viewed at www.scvotes.gov/early-voting.

If there is a runoff election, voters will have three days to vote early. For example, early voting for June runoffs will be held Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24, ahead of the runoff election on Tuesday, June 28.

Voting hours and locations for the runoffs will be the same as the primaries.

The bill that established true early voting passed unanimously in early May and was quickly signed into law by S.C. Governor Henry McMaster during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in the state house, making South Carolina the 45th state to enact early voting.

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