We're in the final countdown to Tuesday's mid-term elections. So here's a little help on getting to the pole and voting.
First of all if you haven't registered to vote, you're out of luck. You had to do that a month out.
But if you're not sure where you're registered to vote or what polling place you should go to, or don't have your voter registration card, fret not: All you need to have is your voter registration card or S.C. DMV-issue ID. As for where you should go, head over to the state's election website to check your registration and voting place, you'll only need your name, birth date, and county of registration.
That will tell you which districts you live in and where you should vote. It's always a good idea to check that info just in case your polling place has moved.
Actually casting your vote
Now that you know where to head, here's what you need to know about voting.
If you've not yet used the electronic voting machines, here's an excellent orientation video.
As for who will be on your ballot, you can get a list of candidates running on the federal and state level here and here is the breakout of those running for area offices (many candidates have no opponent on the ballot.)
To know which seat you will vote for in council and House seats, check your voter registration.
Sheriff: P.J. Tanner (R)
Probate Judge: Francis M. Frank Simon (R)
County Auditor: Sharon Burris (R)
- Joy Logan (R)
- Douglas Henderson (Nonpartisan)
County Council District 1: Rick Caporale (R)
County Council District 2: Steven M. Baer (R)
County Council District 3: Stu Rodman (R)
County Council District 4: Weston Newton (R)
County Council District 7: D. Paul Sommerville (R)
County Council District 10: Jerry Stewart (R)
County Council District 11: Laura Von Harten (D)
School Board District 1: Steven P. Morello
School Board District 2: No candidate on ballot
School Board District 5:
- Michael F. Rivers, Sr.
- Faye Alston
School Board District 7:
- Robert White
- Bill Evans
School Board District 8:
- Herbert Burnes, Jr.
School Board District 9:
- Ronald Speaks
School Board District 11:
- Fred Washington, Jr.
Beaufort County Soil and Water Conservation District (vote for two):
- Ross M. Sanders, Jr.
- Luke Inabinett
Beaufort City Council (vote for two):
- Donnie Ann Beer
- Mike Sutton
- Kim Kolton
- Larry Holman
Fripp Island Public Service District (vote for two):
- Jim Parks
- Patrick Reilly
SC House District 118: Bill Herbkersman (R)
SC House District 121: Kenneth F. Hodges (D)
SC House District 122: Curtis Brantley (D)
SC House District 123: Andy Patrick (R)
SC House District 124: Shannon Erickson (R)
Finally, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and as long as you're in line by 7 p.m., you'll be allowed to vote.
Finally, if you're the tweeting type, be sure to include the #bftvote hashtag in your relevant tweets.