Absentee voting opens for Williamston election

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Registered voters, who qualify, and intend to cast absentee ballots in-person rather than by mail for the April 2 Williamston Special Election now may do so. In-person Absentee Voting will end on Monday, April 1.

Voting will be conducted in room 105 of the Voter Registration and Elections office located in the old Bailes Building, situated directly behind the Historic Courthouse in downtown Anderson at 107 South Main Street. The office is open to voters Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Under the new Voter ID Law for South Carolina, voters will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs when voting in person: S.C. Driver’s license; Photo ID card issued by the S. C. Department of Motor Vehicles; S. C. Voter Registration Card with Photo; Federal Military ID or United States Passport.

As part of the absentee process, a voter completes an application on which they declare the reason for voting absentee and take the voter’s oath.

For more information on absentee voting contact the Anderson County Voter Registration and Elections office at 864-260-4035 or visit their website at www.andersoncountysc.org/vote.

The election is nonpartisan and no party affiliation will be on the ballot. Persons planning to vote in the election must have been registered by March 2. Polling places will be Williamston Mill Precinct and Cedar Grove Precinct at Calvary Baptist Church. The Williamston Precinct will vote at Palmetto Middle School.

Former councilman Mike Looper and businessman Rockey Burgess are running for the Ward 2 Council seat with term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.