Berkeley County Reminds Voters of General Election Information

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– Berkeley County is reminding voters of important upcoming dates and information regarding the 2020 General Election, which is Tuesday, November 3. The General Election includes races for the president and vice president, along with many other races at the federal, state, county and local levels. For a complete list of races and candidates and to view a sample ballot specific to your area, visit www.scvotes.gov.

Election officials also urge voters to make sure their registration is up-to-date. Voter registration status can be checked in one of three ways:

  • Online at www.scvotes.gov (must have a printer)
  • Email: webvre@berkeleycountysc.gov
  • Phone: (843-719-4056)

Absentee Voting: Absentee ballots will be mailed approximately 30 days prior to the General Election. Ballots may be returned in-person by either the voter or authorized returner (with completed form) to the Voters Registration & Elections Office or satellite absentee locations during regular business hours.

Registered Berkeley County voters may vote in-person absentee from October 5 to November 2 at the Voters Registration & Elections Office. During that timeframe, the office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Additionally, there will be extended office hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 22 and October 29. In-person absentee voting will close at 5 p.m. on November 2.

The County has partnered with Berkeley County Library System to offer two additional in-person absentee voting locations. Both the Hanahan Library, located at 1216 Old Murray Drive in Hanahan, and St. Stephen Library, located at 113 Ravenell Drive in St. Stephen, will be open for in-person absentee voting for Berkeley County citizens October 19 to October 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Extended hours will be available at each location from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 22 and October 29.

Earlier this month, Governor McMaster signed the COVID-19 Absentee Voting Bill (H-5305), which set new deadlines for submitting absentee applications in person or by mail to each county’s Voters Registration & Elections Office. The deadlines are as follows:

  • October 24 (before 5 p.m.) – for submitting an absentee application by mail
  • October 30 (before 5 p.m.) – for submitting an absentee application in-person or by the qualified elector’s authorized representative
  • November 2 (before 5 p.m.) – for a qualified elector who appears in person to submit an absentee application

For individuals wanting to vote absentee, Berkeley County election officials recommend requesting a ballot as early as possible. Voters may request an absentee ballot by mail in one of the following ways:

  • Online at www.scvotes.gov (must have a printer)
  • Email: webvre@berkeleycountysc.gov
  • Phone: (843-719-4056)

Poll Workers: Berkeley County needs additional poll workers for the upcoming General Election. Poll workers can earn compensation of up to $190. If interested, contact Laura Thomas with Voters Registration & Elections at 843-719-4663 or Laura.Thomas@BerkeleyCountySC.gov. View more information and the application HERE.

For all election-related inquiries and information, please contact Berkeley County Voters Registration & Elections at (843) 719-4056; or visit https://berkeleycountysc.gov/dept/elections/ or www.scvotes.gov.

 

This article has been edited to eliminate outdated information.