The Marion County Election Commission will conduct seminars to inform the public on the requirements of the recently passed Photo ID Law (Act R54). The first seminar will be held on February 12, 2013 at the Beeson Auditorium located on Airport Court, Mullins, SC 29574. The second seminar will be held on February 21, 2013 at the Centenary Community Center located at 4904 S. Highway 41-A, Marion, SC 29571. Both meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. Future seminars will be posted later.
COMING IN 2013
Beginning JANUARY 1, 2013 you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:
1. S.C. Driver's License
2. ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
3. S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
4. Federal Military ID
5. U.S. Passport
HOW TO GET A PHOTO ID:
If you do not currently have one of the Photo IDs above, you can make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting one free of charge:
Get a voter registration card with a photo from your county voter registration and elections office.
Get a DMV ID card at a local DMV office. Check with DMV or scdmvonline for required documents
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PHOTO ID ON ELECTION DAY
If you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining Photo ID, you may vote a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card. A reasonable impediment is any valid reason, beyond your control, which created an obstacle to obtaining Photo ID. Some examples include:
Religious objection to being photographed
Disability or illness
Lack of transportation
Lack of birth certificate
Election within short time frame of implementation for Photo ID law (January 1, 2013)
Any other obstacle you find reasonable
TO VOTE UNDER THE REASONABLE IMPEDIMENT EXCEPTION
1. Present your current, non-photo voter registration card at the polling place.
2. Sign an affidavit stating why you could not obtain a Photo ID
3. Cast a provisional ballot that will be counted unless the county election commission has reason to believe
your affidavit is false.
If you do NOT have Photo ID and do NOT have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one, or simply forgot to bring your Photo ID with you to the polling place, you may still vote a provisional ballot. However, for your vote to be counted, you must provide one of the Photo IDs to the county election commission prior to certification. For more information, visit www.scvotes.org