Mid-Day Update On Election Process In South Carolina

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/2004 - 13:22 By: scecwebadmin16

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The election process in South Carolina is proceeding smoothly, and a record turnout is expected.

“Across the state, the voting process is running smoothly” said Marci Andino, executive director of the South Carolina State Election Commission. “We are using a lot of new processes and procedures this year, and we are experiencing exactly what we expected – minor issues that we are able to correct in real time. Overall, the system and our voting equipment is working very well.”

Voters Receive Incorrect Polling Place Information

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 16:55 By: scecwebadmin16

In an effort to increase voter turnout, some voters may have received incorrect information from a third party organization, Emily’s List, a national grassroots political network. The organization launched a telephone campaign designed to remind voter’s of tomorrow’s election, polling place hours and the location of their polling place. Unfortunately, some voters may have received incorrect information with regard to the location of their polling place.

A Special Message To Greenville County Voters

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/2004 - 14:34 By: scecwebadmin16

Columbia, SC: Greenville County voters have expressed concern regarding recent news of changes in polling places. State law requires that when a voter is moved to a different polling place, they are to be sent a new voter registration card stating this information. As of yet, many of the affected voters have not received their new voter registration card stating where they will vote on Election Day. According to the Greenville County Voter Registration office, new voter registration cards are being mailed this week and voters should begin receiving them soon.

Voters Cautioned On Giving Personal Information Over The Phone

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 09:08 By: scecwebadmin16

Contact: Hannah Majewski, (803) 734-9070
Date: September 24, 2004

Columbia, SC: The State Election Commission has received information of a person(s) or organization posing as an official from the local voter registration office or as a member of the League of Women Voters who are calling voters and asking them to reveal their social security number and other personal information. The caller is telling voters that they are no longer registered to vote but may register or re-register over the telephone.

SCSEC, Local Election Officials Introduce New Electronic Touch Screen Voting Machines and Voter Education Effort

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 09:00 By: scecwebadmin16

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2004
Contact: Stephanie Jones at (803) 233-2452

Counties will be first in state to use touch screen electronic voting system

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina State Election Commission and county election officials today introduced the new electronic touch screen voting machines and launched an intensive outreach effort to educate voters about the new voting system that will debut in the November elections for voters in 15 counties.

Governor Proclaims September ‘Voter Registration Month’

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 15:46 By: scecwebadmin16

Contact: Hannah Majewski, (803) 734-9070
Date: August 30, 2004
Proclamation in PDF Format


Columbia, SC: Governor Mark Sanford has issued a proclamation declaring September as ‘Voter Registration Month’ and encourages all eligible South Carolinians to register and vote.

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