Absentee voting begins October 5

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Anderson County registered voters, who qualify and intend to cast an absentee ballot in-person for the Municipal Elections scheduled for November 2, 2021 may do so beginning Tuesday, October 5. In-person Absentee Voting will be open to voters until Monday, November 1. Absentee Voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  at 301 N. Main Street.

Voters who reside in the following municipalities are eligible to vote: City of Belton, Town of Honea Path, Town of Pelzer, Town of Pendleton, Town of West Pelzer, City of Easley and Town of Iva.

When voting absentee, voters must present a valid photo ID. The acceptable forms of IDs are; SC Driver’s License, SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card, SC Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID, and a US Passport

The qualified reasons for voting absentee are listed below:

QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING ABSENTEE

  • Members of the Armed Forces Members of the Merchant Marine Spouses and dependents residing with members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

    Citizens residing overseas Persons who are physically disabled (includes illnesses and injuries)Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

    Persons who for reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
    Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them

  • Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older

    For more information on absentee voting, you can contact the Anderson County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 260-4035 or visit their website at www.andersoncountysc.org.