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THERE IS ONLY ONE POLLING LOCATION CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY: IF YOU PREVIOUSLY VOTED AT KENNERLY ROAD BAPTIST (THIS WOULD BE VOTERS IN THE RIVERSPRINGS 2 PRECINCT) YOU WILL NOW VOTE AT Seacoast Church – 411 B Western Lane, Irmo, SC 29063 TUESDAY!
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Even though a record number of SC Voters have cast their votes , you can expect there will be wait times at your local polling location. Presidential Elections always have the largest turnout.
We’ve been fortunate to have a satellite location right here in our community for in-person absentee for Richland County for almost a month . For Lexington County , we only had 3 days at the Irmo and Chapin Town Halls this year; but we’ll have more days next time, for sure!
Y’all know I’ve been a watchdog for years in the county on this issue, ever since the (first) fiasco of 2012 . In a delegation of 15 Democrats and just me and another Republican, the hiring decisions for that office are obviously out of my hands; however, one of the ways I’ve been able to help was seven years ago when I got state law changed that reduced the size of precincts in our area. Since then I’ve also fought to be sure we have the best capable commissioners we can have and also pushed for the correct number of voting booths and volunteers at our precincts.
Before Tuesday, I also plan to share with you the number of booths that should be at each location. I have been told mutiple times we will have enough booths and there are more than 500 volunteers on reserve to help staff if staffing becomes an issue.
Today, I want to help be sure you are armed with the knowledge you need to reduce stress and wait times on what will definitely be a busy day.
Be sure to click here so you know where you will be voting next Tuesday . Be sure your address is current, if not, please call the Richland (803) 576-2240 or Lexington Election Office (803) 785-8361 and see how they can help you. From that page, you can also view your sample ballot so that you can be prepared to save time at the voting booth.
Clicking above can save you a lot of headaches and stress before Tuesday.
One last note, if you see any irregularities at precincts or have other issues, please let the poll worker at your precinct know and/or please comment below. I will check during the day and be sure to let state or county election personnel know.
I hope each and everyone reading this has voted or will vote! It’s worth the wait!