It’s the day before Election Day and South Carolina Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire says there are some steps voters can take to be better prepared:
Visit our website www.scvotes.org or you can do a number of different things. You can check your voter registration to make sure your address is correct on your voter registration record. You can check your polling place to make sure you know where your polling place is located. You can see a list of candidates by county so you can pull up your county and see all the candidates that will be in your county.
Whitmire says one important section on the website is the constitutional amendment questions that he says voters need to familiarize themselves with.
That’s very important because these questions can be long and can be hard to understand, and you want to take time to read them and comprehend them. So, if we could get voters to read these questions before Election Day it prevents that voter from sitting in the voting booth, reading that question and trying to comprehend that question, which could cause lines. So, we want as many voters as possible to go out and be familiar with those questions, be familiar with the candidates, and be ready to vote on Election Day.
To vote on Election Day, Whitmire says you need one of three items:
Your driver’s license, your DMV issued ID card, or your voter registration card. So, bring one of those items to the polls.
As for a good time to vote:
You may want to avoid the busiest times of the day and that would be the early morning hours before work, between 7 and 8:30 or 9, the lunch-time hours, and then the hours after work, the 5 to 7 hours. Those can be the busiest hours of the day, so if you want to vote mid-morning, mid-afternoon a lot of times you can avoid lines.
Voting ends at 7 p.m.