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How To Vote In South Carolina 2020

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    [PATRIOTIC MUSIC]
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    Hi South Carolina!
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    If you want to vote
    first you need to get registered
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    If you’re not sure whether
    you’re registered yet
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    There’s a link in the description
    where you can go check
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    If you’re not registered or you need to
    update your name or address
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    There’s another link below where
    you can go register online right now
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    As long as you have a South Carolina
    driver’s license or state ID
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    If you don’t have a South Carolina license
    you’ll have to apply by mail
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    Using the form linked below and mail it
    to your county board of voter registration
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    There’s a link to their addresses
    in the description
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    Once you’re registered
    you get to vote!
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    In most cases you’re going to be voting
    in person on November 3rd
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    But you can vote absentee by mail if:
    you will be out of state on election day,
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    If you are over 65, or you have
    an illness, disability,
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    Work shift, or religious belief that
    prevents you from going to the polls
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    If any of those apply to you,
    you can request a ballot
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    By filling out a form in the link below,
    printing it out, and mailing it in
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    You can request your ballot any time
    between now and October 30th
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    But the sooner you get your request in
    the sooner you get your ballot
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    And the longer you will have
    to look it over, research candidates,
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    And vote before you send it in
    by November 3rd
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    If you qualify to vote absentee by mail
    you can also go vote in person
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    At your county’s Board of Elections
    and Voter Registration office
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    between October 5th and November 2nd
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    A link that has all of their locations
    and hours is in the description below
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    For everyone else, there’s a link
    to find out where you need to go
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    To vote on November 3rd
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    Polls are open from 7am to 7pm
    and you’ll need to bring an ID
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    A valid South Carolina driver’s license,
    State ID, military ID, or passport all work
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    If you don’t have one of those you can
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    Go to your county voter registration office
    or DMV to get a free voter ID card
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    You should figure out what form of ID
    you are going to use now
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    So you have enough time
    to get one if you need one
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    You can use the same link
    you used to find your polling place
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    To look at a sample ballot that tells
    you everything you’ll be able to vote for
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    You don’t have to vote
    for every single item on the ballot
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    You can leave things blank if you want to
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    But your local elections can be
    pretty important so it’s worth
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    Checking out what’s
    on there ahead of time
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    You can even print it out
    and bring it to the polls with you
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    So you don’t forget
    how you wanted to vote
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    One last thing
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    If you’re going to vote, open up your
    notes app or grab a piece of paper
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    And make a plan now
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    Write down when and how you’re going to
    register, what time you’re gonna vote,
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    How you’re gonna get there,
    what ID you’re going to use,
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    Even who you’re going to
    bring to the polls with you
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    Having a plan is a great way to make sure
    that nothing unexpected stops you
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    From voting on
    November 3rd
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    All the links you need to check
    your registration and polling location
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    Are in the description
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    Thanks for being a voter!
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    How To Vote in Every State
    is produced by Complexly
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    In partnership with
    The MediaWise Voter Project
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    Which is led by The Poynter Institute
    and supported by Facebook
Title:
How To Vote In South Carolina 2020
Description:

COVID-19 voting update: South Carolina has expanded its mail-in voting options for the 2020 general election. All SC voters are now qualified to apply to vote absentee under the "State of Emergency" reason. Check links below to stay updated on this issue.

[updated September 22, 2020]

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Check your registration status: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

Register online: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx

Register by mail: https://www.scvotes.org/sites/default/files/VR%20Blank%20Form.pdf

Find your County Board of Voter Registration: https://www.scvotes.org/how-register-absentee-voting

Absentee eligibility: https://www.scvotes.org/absentee-voting

Request absentee ballot: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=AbsenteeRequest

Track your absentee ballot: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=AbsenteeInfo

Find your polling location: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

Find your sample ballot: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/South-Carolina

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