Yes, the Primary elections this summer are still on the schedule. Below are some quick facts you need to know.
In-person absentee voting at county voter registration offices began May 4. You can read more about who qualifies for absentee voting here. Unfortunately, our State has not deemed the risk of COVID-19 worthy of making any changes to these qualifications. The State Democratic Party (SCDP) has filed suit in the SC Supreme Court on behalf of your voting rights, but it remains to be seen what will come of it. If you go out to participate in the Primary – please take all recommended precautions!
For the Democratic Party, the only names on the ballot will be for US Congress, SC-3:
For the Republican Party, there are too many names to list who are vying for spots in the US Senate, SC Senate, and SC Sheriff.
In South Carolina, you are allowed to vote in any Party’s Primary, but you can only choose one to participate in. We encourage you to learn more about our Democratic candidates above and make your choice as to who should go onto the November election.
5 New Polling Locations
There are five new polling locations, replacing those that are usually held in elder care facilities. Please note the following changes:
- Precinct #6: Hope’s Ferry
was at Emerald Gardens
now at Westview Middle School
1410 W Alexander Rd, Greenwood, SC 29646
- Precinct #8: Pebble Stone Way
was at Wesley Commons
now at Mathews Elementary School
725 Marshall Rd, Greenwood, SC 29646
- Precinct #35: Mimosa Crest
was at Morningside of Greenwood
now at Greenwood High School
1816 Cokesbury Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649
- Precinct #48: Parson’s Mill
was at Ashley House
now at G. Frank Russell Technology Center
601 Northside Dr. E, Greenwood, SC 29649
- Precinct #22: Bradley
was at The Forestry Building
now at the Bradley Fire Station
4301 Highway 221 S, Bradley, SC 29819
These are in effect for the June 9, 2020 primary only. Check again when we get to the November 3 elections for any further updates.