Voter Registration & Elections

 1872 Wilson Rd., Newberry, SC 29108

Office: 803-321-2121 Fax: 803-321-2122    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION

Interim Director

Sheli Michelle Madray


The Newberry County Voter Registration and Election Office processes and updates all information related to our voters. The County's files are part of an internal interactive statewide computerized voter registration database. This database serves as one source for selection of jurors in the city and county; it further provides the information used for all elections.

Our office is responsible for training all election personnel, providing election materials, and performing all technical functions on the electronic voting machines for elections held in Newberry County. These elections include federal, state, county-wide offices, school district trustees, municipal and special elections. Our department educates the public about the election process and encourages the public to participate in all elections.

We also coordinate the activities of the County Board of Voter Registration and Election Commission members. Our office is dedicated to the principle and the importance of each citizen's right to register, and once registered, his or her right to vote in a fair and unbiased process.

Board of Voter Registration and Elections

                        1872 Wilson Road / P.O. Box 147 Newberry, SC 29108

                        803-321-2121 / smadray@newberrycounty.net

Board of Voter Registration and Elections

                        1872 Wilson Road / P.O. Box 147 Newberry, SC 29108

                        803-321-2121 / smadray@newberrycounty.net

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Newberry County will hold a Public Testing for Primary Runoff:

Republican Primary Runoff occurs on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024, at Newberry County Precincts 7:00am-7:00pm.

Early Voting for the Republican Primary Runoff occurs in the Newberry Voter Registration and Elections Office 8:30am-5:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – June 19th, 20th, 21st, 2024.

Public Test Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024, at 10:00am

Testing Location:

Newberry County Voter Registration and Election Office

1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108 / 803-321-2121 / smadray@newberrycounty.net

 Notice Posting Date:  06/14/2024

 

Due to lack of Poll Workers for Precinct coverage, Newberry is combining the following:

 

Ward 1 will vote at Ward 2

Bush River will vote at Kinards-Jalapa

Please see highlights below which include the physical address information

 

Precincts

Polling Places

Physical Address

Newberry Ward 1

Newberry Courthouse Annex will vote at Ward 2 below

1309 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 2

Bethlehem Baptist Church

1501 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 3

Hal Kohn Memorial Library

1100 Friend Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 4

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 5

Westview Behavioral Center

800 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 6

New Covenant Church

2304 Johnstone Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Beth-Eden

Woodmen of the World

1420 Civitan Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Bush River

Bush River School will vote at Kinards-Jalapa below

9726 Bush River Road, Kinards, SC 29355

Chappells

Chappells Fire Station

3218 SC Hwy 39, Chappells, SC 29037

Fairview

Fairview Fire Station

149 Seibert Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Hartford

Colony Lutheran Church

48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Helena

Helena Community Center

902 Giff Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Kinards-Jalapa

Bush River Fire Station

5627 Bush River Road, Kinards, SC 29355

Johnstone

Metropolitan Baptist Church

715 Shrine Club Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain, SC 29075

Maybinton

Fire Substation

296 Tyger River Road, Whitmire, SC 29178

Mt. Bethel Garmany

National Guard Armory

275 General Henderson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Consolidated #5

Fire Station

3464 SC Hwy 34, Pomaria, SC 29126

O’Neal

O’Neal Fire Station

1350 Ira Kinard Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Oakland

Newberry Housing Authority

3589 Grant Avenue, Newberry, SC 29108

Peak

Town Hall/FD Complex

56 River Street, Peak, SC 29122

Pomaria

Pomaria Recreation Center

138 Folk Street, Pomaria, SC 29126

Prosperity City

Prosperity Train Depot

117 Grace Street, Prosperity, SC 29127

Prosperity Outside

Antioch Baptist Church

236 Rikard School Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Silverstreet

Silverstreet Community Center

1233 Main Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145

Stoney Hill

Stoney Hill Substation

88 Harmon Quarters Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

St. Philips-Jollystreet

St. Philips Fire Station

166 Mud Creek Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Wheeland

Community Center

1128 Wheeland School Road, Little Mountain, SC 29075

Whitmire City

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire, SC 29178

Whitmire Outside

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire, SC 29178

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                         NEWBERRY COUNTY   

The Democratic and Republican parties will hold primaries on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.  Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must register no later than Sunday, May 12, 2024.  Voter registration forms received by mail will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, May 13, 2024.  

The early voting period for these primaries begins on Tuesday, May 28 and ends on Friday, June 7. The following early voting centers will be open during the early voting period from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Voter Registration and Elections office located at 1872 Wilson Rd., SC 29108 – 803-321-2121

Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place:

  • S.C. Driver's License
  • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place.  Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from their county voter registration office or the Department of Motor Vehicles.  For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.gov or contact your county board of voter registration and elections.

At 7:00 a.m. on the day of the primaries and the day of any necessary runoffs, the county board of voter registration and elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Voter Registration and Elections office located at 1872 Wilson Rd., SC 29108 – 803-321-2121

At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2024, the county board of canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the primaries.  At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, the county board of canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in any necessary runoffs.  These hearings will be held at Voter Registration and Elections office located at 1872 Wilson Rd., SC 29108 – 803-321-2121

The following precincts and polling places will be open during the primaries and runoffs from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Polling places are subject to change under certain conditions.  Voters can check their assigned polling place at scVOTES.gov before going to the polls on election day.

 

Precincts

Polling Places

Physical Address

Newberry Ward 1

Newberry Courthouse Annex

1309 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 2

Bethlehem Baptist Church

1501 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 3

Hal Kohn Memorial Library

1100 Friend Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 4

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 5

Westview Behavioral Center

800 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Newberry Ward 6

New Covenant Church

2304 Johnstone Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Beth-Eden

Woodmen of the World

1420 Civitan Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Bush River

Bush River School

9726 Bush River Road, Kinards, SC 29355

Chappells

Chappells Fire Station

3218 SC Hwy 39, Chappells, SC 29037

Fairview

Fairview Fire Station

149 Seibert Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Hartford

Colony Lutheran Church

48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Helena

Helena Community Center

902 Giff Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Kinards-Jalapa

Bush River Fire Station

5627 Bush River Road, Kinards, SC 29355

Johnstone

Metropolitan Baptist Church

715 Shrine Club Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain, SC 29075

Maybinton

Fire Substation

296 Tyger River Road, Whitmire, SC 29178

Mt. Bethel Garmany

National Guard Armory

275 General Henderson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Consolidated #5

Fire Station

3464 SC Hwy 34, Pomaria, SC 29126

O’Neal

O’Neal Fire Station

1350 Ira Kinard Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Oakland

Newberry Housing Authority

3589 Grant Avenue, Newberry, SC 29108

Peak

Town Hall/FD Complex

56 River Street, Peak, SC 29122

Pomaria

Pomaria Recreation Center

138 Folk Street, Pomaria, SC 29126

Prosperity City

Prosperity Train Depot

117 Grace Street, Prosperity, SC 29127

Prosperity Outside

Antioch Baptist Church

236 Rikard School Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Silverstreet

Silverstreet Community Center

1233 Main Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145

Stoney Hill

Stoney Hill Substation

88 Harmon Quarters Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

St. Philips-Jollystreet

St. Philips Fire Station

166 Mud Creek Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Wheeland

Community Center

1128 Wheeland School Road, Little Mountain, SC 29075

Whitmire City

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire, SC 29178

Whitmire Outside

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire, SC 29178

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF STATEWIDE PRIMARY

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                         COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

Notice of Primary:

A Statewide Primary will be held on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.  Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024.  Any person wishing to vote in these primaries and runoffs must be registered by Sunday, May 12th, 2024.  Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, May 13th, 2024.   

At 7:00 a.m. on the day Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, the primary and day Tuesday, June 24th, 2024, the runoff, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, June 13th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the primary.  On Thursday, 27th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the runoff.  These hearings will be held at the County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION RUN-OFF

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                 TOWN OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN

A special election run-off in the Town of Little Mountain will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024.

The following office and candidates shall be included in this election:

Town Council Seat, Little Mountain: 
A. Lane Attaway and Mary Buntin (One Vote Only)

 

Early Voting:  will begin Wednesday, April 3rd – Friday, April 5th, 2024, and Monday, April 8th, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

On Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the election. This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

The following precinct and polling place will be open on election day 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                  Polling Place

023 Little Mountain                Derrick Community Center

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING AND PRIMARY

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                         COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

TOWN OF PEAK

Candidate Filing Period:

A candidate filing period for Peak Town Council Seats 1&2, 3&4, and Mayor will open at noon on Monday, March 18th, 2024, and close at noon on Friday, March 29th, 2024.  Any candidate seeking a nomination for this office must file during this period with the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.

 

Peak Town Council Seats 1&2 –

Two Vacant Council Seats

Peak Town Council Seats 3&4 –
Randy Coker (Re-Election) and Douglas Grunwald (Re-Election)

Mayor of Peak – Rev. Moses Rebert (Re-Election)

 

Filing Locations:  Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections: 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

Filing Hours:  Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Filing Form:  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy – Nonpartisan Form, is required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of scVOTES.gov and at the county voter registration and elections office.

Filing Fee:  There is no filing fee for this office.  

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

Registering to Vote: Potential voters living within the precinct of Peak, wishing to vote in this election and runoff must be registered by Friday, May 10th, 2024. Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Friday, May 10th, 2024.

  • Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Online at: https://scvotes.gov/

Absentee Voting:  Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and who will be out of the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be obtained by calling the Newberry County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Early Voting:  will begin Monday, May 27th, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday, June 7th, 2024; Monday-Friday, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, June 13th, 2024, at 10 a.m. the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the election.  This hearing will be held at the Newberry County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

The following precinct and polling place will be open on election day and potential runoff from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

             

Precincts

Polling Places

Physical Address

Peak

Town Hall/FD Complex

56 River Street, Peak, SC 29122

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                 TOWN OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN

A special election in the Town of Little Mountain will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Sunday, February 25th, 2024.  Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, February 26th, 2024.   

  • Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Online at: https://scvotes.gov/The following offices shall be included in this election:

Town Council Seat 1, Little Mountain

Town Council Seat 2, Little Mountain

Absentee Voting:  Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and who will be out of the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be obtained by calling the Newberry County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Early Voting:  will begin Monday, March 11th, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday, March 22nd, 2024; Monday-Friday, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

On Thursday, March 28th, 2024, at 10:00 am, the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the election. This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

The following precinct and polling place will be open on election day and potential runoff from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                  Polling Place

023 Little Mountain                                        Derrick Community Center

 

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY - REP EARLY VOTING

1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Monday, February 12th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Thursday, February 15th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday, February 16th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Saturday, February 17th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Sunday, February 18th and Monday February 19th, 2024 – Closed

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 – 8:30am-6:00pm

Election Day – Saturday, February 24th, 2024 – 7:00am-7:00pm

Please visit your assigned Precinct on Election Day

 

We are combining Bush River/Bush River School at Kinards-Jalapa/Bush River Fire Dept.

 

Bush River

Bush River School

9726 Bush River Road, Kinards, SC 29355

Kinards-Jalapa

Bush River Fire Station

5627 Bush River Road, Newberry, SC 29108

 

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                               COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

A Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024.   A Republican Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024. These primaries will be conducted in the polling places listed in this notice.

Voters may participate in only one party’s presidential preference primary. The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, January 4, 2024. The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, January 25, 2024.

Early Voting for Democratic PPP

The early voting period for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary opens Monday, January 22 and ends Friday, February 2. Early voting will be closed on Sunday, January 28. Early voting centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the locations designated below.

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Early Voting for Republican PPP

The early voting period for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary opens Monday, February 12 and ends Thursday, February 22. Early voting will be closed on February 18 and 19. Early voting centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the locations designated below.

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Voters will be asked to show their current and valid Photo ID when voting in person. A valid Photo ID can include a S.C. driver’s license, an ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, a SC voter registration card with photo, a federal military ID, or a US Passport.

At 7:00 a.m. on February 1, the county board will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes from the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

At 7:00 a.m. on February 22, the county board will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes from the Republican Presidential Preference Primary at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

On Thursday, February 8, at 10:00am the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the Democratic Preference Primary. This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

On Thursday, February 29, at 10:00am the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the Republican Preference Primary. This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

The polling place locations for some precincts may be combined with others for the primaries as allowed by law. The polls will be open on election day from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the polling places designated below.  ***Highlighted Precincts indicate COMBINED POLLS***

 

 

Precincts                         Polling Places (location)

 

Newberry Ward 1

Bethlehem Baptist Church

1501 College Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 2

Bethlehem Baptist Church

1501 College Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 3

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 4

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 5

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 6

New Covenant Church

2304 Johnstone Street, Newberry

Beth-Eden

Woodmen of the World

1420 Civitan Road, Newberry

Bush River

Bush River School

9726 Bush River Road, Kinards

Chappells

Chappells Fire Station

3218 SC Hwy 39, Chappells

Consolidated #5

Fire Station

3464 SC Hwy 34, Pomaria

Fairview

Fairview Fire Station

149 Seibert Road, Prosperity

Hartford

Colony Lutheran Church

48 Colony Church Road, Newberry

Helena

Helena Community Center

902 Giff Street, Newberry

Johnstone

Metropolitan Baptist Church

715 Shrine Club Road, Newberry

Kinards-Jalapa

Bush River Fire Station

5627 Bush River Road, Newberry

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain

Maybinton

Fire Substation

296 Tyger River Road, Whitmire

Mt. Bethel Garmany

National Guard Armory

275 General Henderson Road, Newberry

O’Neal

O’Neal Fire Station

1350 Ira Kinard Road, Prosperity

Oakland

Newberry Housing Authority

3589 Grant Avenue, Newberry

Peak

Town Hall/FD Complex

56 River Street, Peak

Pomaria

Pomaria Recreation Center

138 Folk Street, Pomaria

Prosperity City

Prosperity Train Depot

117 Grace Street, Prosperity

Prosperity Outside

Prosperity Train Depot

117 Grace Street, Prosperity

Silverstreet

Silverstreet Community Center

1233 Main Street, Silverstreet

St. Phillips-Jollystreet

St. Phillips Fire Station

166 Mud Creek Road, Prosperity

Stoney Hill

Stoney Hill Substation

88 Harmon Quarters Road, Prosperity

Wheeland

Community Center

1128 Wheeland School Road, Little Mountain

Whitmire City

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire

Whitmire Outside

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire

 

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS 

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                               COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

A Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024.   A Republican Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024. These primaries will be conducted in the polling places listed in this notice.

Voters may participate in only one party’s presidential preference primary. The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, January 4, 2024. The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, January 25, 2024.

Early Voting for Democratic PPP

The early voting period for the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary opens Monday, January 22 and ends Friday, February 2. Early voting will be closed on Sunday, January 28. Early voting centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the locations designated below.

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Early Voting for Republican PPP

The early voting period for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary opens Monday, February 12 and ends Thursday, February 22. Early voting will be closed on February 18 and 19. Early voting centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the locations designated below.

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Voters will be asked to show current and valid Photo ID when voting in person. A valid Photo ID can include a S.C. driver’s license, an ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, a SC voter registration card with photo, a federal military ID, or a US Passport.

At 7:00 a.m. on February 1, the county board will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes from the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

At 7:00 a.m. on February 22, the county board will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes from the Republican Presidential Preference Primary at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Attention Hartford Precinct Voters – Election 11/07/2023.

Please plan to vote at the
Stoney Hill Substation
88 Harmon Quarters Rd
Prosperity, SC 29127

Remember Early Voting is available:

Monday-Friday

8:30am-5:00pm

10/23-11/03/2023.

Newberry County Registration and Election Commission

1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108      

 2024 PPP Dates and Times

 

Per state law, political parties establish dates and times of early voting and election day for the Presidential Preference Primaries (PPPs). This information has been transmitted to the SEC and is outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact your area representative.

Democratic Party PPP

  • Early Voting:
    • Monday, January 22—Saturday, January 27, 8:30am-6:00pm
    • Monday, January 29—Friday, February 2, 8:30am-6:00pm
    • No early voting Sunday, January 28
  • PPP Day:
    • Saturday, February 3: 7:00am—7:00pm

 Republican Party PPP

  • Early Voting:
    • Monday, February 12—Saturday, February 17, 8:30am-6:00pm
    • Monday, February 19—Thursday, February 22, 8:30am-6:00pm
    • No early voting Sunday, February 18 or Friday, February 23
  • PPP Day:
    • Saturday, February 24: 7:00am—7:00pm

Current UOCAVA are covered through the PPP, both parties. They will have to re-up for all other 2024 elections.

Absentee for the PPP can be requested for PPP starting December 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024 for all other 2024 elections.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CITY OF NEWBERRY, TOWN OF PROSPERITY
and COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
A general election in the City of Newberry, Town of Prosperity and County of Newberry will be
held on Tuesday, November 7
th, 2023. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election
must do so no later than Sunday, October 8th, 2023. Voter registration by mail applications will
be accepted if postmarked by Monday, October 9th, 2023.
 Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson
Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Online at: https://scvotes.gov/
The following offices shall be included in this election:
Mayor, Newberry
City Council District 1, Newberry
City Council District 3, Newberry
City Council District 5, Newberry
Town Council, Prosperity
County Council District 2, Newberry
Absentee Voting: Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and
who will be out of the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by
absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be obtained by calling the Newberry
County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road,
Newberry, SC 29108.
At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7th
, 2023, the Newberry County Board of Voter
Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at
Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
Early Voting: will begin Monday, October 23, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday,
November 3, 2023, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd,
Newberry, SC 29108.
On Thursday, November 9th, 2023, at 11:00 am, the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will
hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the general election.
These hearings will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson
Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
The following precincts and polling places will be open during this election from 7:00 a.m. until
7:00 p.m.:
Precincts Polling Place
001 Newberry Ward 1 Newberry Courthouse Annex
002 Newberry Ward 2 Bethlehem Baptist Church
003 Newberry Ward 3 Hal Kohn Memorial Library
004 Newberry Ward 4 St. Marks Catholic Church
005 Newberry Ward 5 Westview Behavioral Health Services
006 Newberry Ward 6 New Covenant Church Community Hall
010 Beth-Eden Woodmen of the World Building
015 Fairview Fairview Fire Station
017 Hartford Colony Lutheran Church
020 Johnstone Metropolitan Baptist Church
023 Little Mountain Derrick Community Center
027 Mt. Bethel-Garmany New National Guard Armory
030 O’Neal O’Neal Fire Station
031 Oakland Newberry Housing Author/Clara Wertz Gym
036 Prosperity City Prosperity Depot
040 Stoney Hill Stoney Hill Fire Station
048 Wheeland Wheeland Community Center

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                 TOWN OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN

A special election in the Town of Little Mountain will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Sunday, February 25th, 2024.  Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, February 26th, 2024.   

  • Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Online at: https://scvotes.gov/

The following offices shall be included in this election:

Town Council Seat 1, Prosperity

Town Council Seat 2, Prosperity

 

Absentee Voting:  Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and who will be out of the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be obtained by calling the Newberry County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

Early Voting:  will begin Monday, March 11th, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday, March 22nd, 2024; Monday-Friday, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

On Thursday, March 28th, 2024, at 10:00 am, the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the election. This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

The following precinct and polling place will be open on election day and potential runoff from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                  Polling Place

023 Little Mountain                                        Derrick Community Center

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING AND PRIMARY

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                         COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

TOWN OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN

Candidate Filing Period:

A special candidate filing period for Little Mountain Town Council Seats 1&2, vacated by David Bowers and Laura McLeod, will open at noon on Friday, January 19th, 2024, and close at noon on Friday, January 26th, 2024.  Any candidate seeking a nomination for this office must file during this period with the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.

Filing Locations:

Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections: 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Filing Hours

Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Filing Form:  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy – Nonpartisan Form, is required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of scVOTES.gov and at the county voter registration and elections office.

Filing Fee:  There is no filing fee for this office.  

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

Registering to Vote: Potential voters living within the precincts of Little Mountain, wishing to vote in this election and runoff must be registered by Sunday, February 25th, 2024. Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, February 26th, 2024.

  • Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Online at: https://scvotes.gov/

Absentee Voting:  Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and who will be out of the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be obtained by calling the Newberry County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Early Voting:  will begin Monday, March 11th, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday, March 22nd, 2024; Monday-Friday, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, March 28th, 2024, at 10 a.m. the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the election.  This hearing will be held at the Newberry County Voter Registration & Election Office located at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

The following precinct and polling place will be open on election day and potential runoff from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

             

Precincts

Polling Places

Physical Address

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain

 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PRIMARY - 09/05/2023

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                         COUNTY OF NEWBERRY

Registering to Vote: Only voters living within the precincts of Fairview, Little Mountain, O’Neal, Stoney Hill and Wheeland, wishing to vote in these primaries and runoffs must be registered by Sunday, October 8, 2023. Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, September 9, 2023. Voter registration online must be entered no later than Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

  • Visit the Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Online at: https://scvotes.gov/

Absentee Voting:  Registered voters who cannot vote in person on the day of the election and who will be out the county for the duration of the early voting may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can obtained by calling the Newberry County Voter Registration Office at 803-321-2121 or in person at the office, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Notice of Primary:  If at the close of filing a party primary is necessary to determine the party nominee (multiple candidates file for one party’s nomination), a primary will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2023.

Early Voting:  will begin Monday, August 21, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Friday, September 1, 2023, at the Newberry County Voter Registration Office, 1872 Wilson Rd, Newberry, SC 29108.  

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, September 7th, 2023, at 11:00 am, the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the general election. These hearings will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

The following precincts and polling places will be open during any necessary primaries and runoffs from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

             

Precincts

Polling Places

Physical Address

Fairview

Fairview Fire Station

149 Seibert Road, Prosperity

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain

O’Neal

O’Neal Fire Station

1350 Ira Kinard Road, Prosperity

Stoney Hill

Stoney Hill Substation

88 Harmon Quarters Road, Prosperity

Wheeland

Wheeland Community Center

1128 Wheeland School Road, Prosperity

11/07/2023 Municipal Election Notice - City of Newberry and Town of Prosperity

PUBLIC NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                       CITY OF NEWBERRY and TOWN OF PROSPERITY

A general election in the City of Newberry and Town of Prosperity will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Sunday, October 8th, 2023.  Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, October 9th, 2023.   

The following offices shall be included in this election:

Mayor, Newberry

City Council District 1, Newberry

City Council District 3, Newberry

City Council District 5, Newberry

Town Council, Prosperity

 

Candidate Filing Period:

Filing Opens: 12:00pm on Monday, August 28th, 2023.

Filing Closes: 12:00pm on Friday, September 8th, 2023.

 

Filing Hours

Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Locations:

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

(803)321-2121

 

Filing Fees

Mayor, Newberry - $336.00

City Council District 1 - $208

City Council District 3 - $208

City Council District 5 - $208

Town Council, Prosperity - $150

Filing fee checks should be made payable to the City of Newberry or Town of Prosperity.

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

 

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, the Newberry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, November 9th, 2023, at 11:00 am, the Newberry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the general election. These hearings will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108. 

The following precincts and polling places will be open during this election from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                  Polling Place

001  Newberry Ward 1                                   Newberry Courthouse Annex

002  Newberry Ward 2                                   Bethlehem Baptist Church

003  Newberry Ward 3                                   Hal Kohn Memorial Library

004  Newberry Ward 4                                   St. Marks Catholic Church

005  Newberry Ward 5                                   Westview Behavioral Health Services

006  Newberry Ward 6                                   New Covenant Church Community Hall

010  Beth-Eden                                               Woodmen of the World Building

017  Hartford                                                  Colony Lutheran Church

020  Johnstone                                                Metropolitan Baptist Church

027  Mt. Bethel-Garmany                               New National Guard Armory

031  Oakland                                                  Newberry Housing Author/Clara Wertz Gym

036  Prosperity City                                        Prosperity Depot

 

**************SEC FRM 1025-2103 Special Election Filing and Primary Notice 07/05/2023**************

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEWBERRY   

The General Election for federal, state, county, and other local offices will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Any person wishing to vote in this election must register no later than Sunday, October 9, 2022. Voter registration by mail forms will be accepted if postmarked by Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 

The early voting period for this election begins on Monday, October 24 and ends on Saturday, November 5. The following early voting centers will be open during the early voting period from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections office
1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108 – 803-321-2121

Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs when voting in person. 

  • S.C. Driver’s License
    • Includes standard License and REAL ID
  • S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
    • Includes standard ID card and REAL ID
    • Includes SC Concealed Weapons Permit
  • S.C Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
    • Includes all Department of Defense Photo IDs and Veterans Affairs Benefits Card
  • U.S. Passport
    • Includes US Passport ID Card 

If you have one of these Photo IDs, you are ready to vote.  Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place.  Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office.  Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place.  These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their obstacle to obtaining a Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot.  This ballot will count unless the county board of voter registration and elections has grounds to believe the affidavit is false.  For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.gov or contact your county board of voter registration and elections.

At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections office
1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108 – 803-321-2121
 

At 11:00 am on Thursday, November 10, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election.  This hearing will be held at Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections office
1872 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108 – 803-321-2121

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on election day.  Always check your polling place at scVOTES.gov before leaving to vote in any election.

Precincts                    Polling Places                         Addresses

Newberry Ward 1

Newberry Courthouse Annex

1309 College Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 2

Bethlehem Baptist Church

1501 College Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 3

Hal Kohn Memorial Library

1100 Friend Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 4

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

928 Boundary Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 5

Westview Behavioral Center

800 Main Street, Newberry

Newberry Ward 6

New Covenant Church

2304 Johnstone Street, Newberry

Beth-Eden

Woodmen of the World

1420 Civitan Road, Newberry

Bush River

Bush River School

9726 Bush River Road, Kinards

Chappells

Chappells Fire Station

3218 SC Hwy 39, Chappells

Fairview

Fairview Fire Station

149 Seibert Road, Prosperity

Hartford

Hartford Community Center

6771 SC-395, Newberry

Helena

Helena Community Center

902 Giff Street, Newberry

Kinards-Jalapa

Bush River Fire Station

5627 Bush River Road, Newberry

Johnstone

Metropolitan Baptist Church

715 Shrine Club Road, Newberry

Little Mountain

Derrick Community Center

16 Depot Street, Little Mountain

Maybinton

Fire Substation

296 Tyger River Road, Whitmire

Mt. Bethel Garmany

National Guard Armory

275 General Henderson Road, Newberry

Consolidated #5

Fire Station

3464 SC Hwy 34, Pomaria

O’Neal

O’Neal Fire Station

1350 Ira Kinard Road, Prosperity

Oakland

Newberry Housing Authority

3589 Grant Avenue, Newberry

Peak

Town Hall/FD Complex

56 River Street, Peak

Pomaria

Pomaria Recreation Center

138 Folk Street, Pomaria

Prosperity City

Prosperity Train Depot

117 Grace Street, Prosperity

Prosperity Outside

Antioch Baptist Church

236 Rikard School Road, Prosperity

Silverstreet

Silverstreet Community Center

1233 Main Street, Silverstreet

Stoney Hill

Stoney Hill Substation

88 Harmon Quarters Road, Prosperity

St. Phillips-Jollystreet

St. Phillips Fire Station

166 Mud Creek Road, Prosperity

Wheeland

Community Center

1128 Wheeland School Road, Little Mountain

Whitmire City

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire

Whitmire Outside

Whitmire Community Center

122 Glenn Street, Whitmire

 

Statewide Constitutional Amendment Question & Explanation
November 8, 2022 General Election

 October 24, 2022
Early voting for General Election begins at county voter registration
offices and other early-voting locations.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)
Closed Sunday, October 30

PUBLIC NOTICE OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

TOWNS OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN, PEAK, POMARIA, SILVERSTREET, and WHITMIRE

A General Election in the towns of Little Mountain, Peak, Pomaria, Silverstreet, and Whitmire will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Sunday, October 9, 2022.  Voter registration by mail applications will be accepted if postmarked by Tuesday, October 11, 2022.   

 

 Registered voters who have lived in and have been a resident of the municipality and/or ward for a period of not less than 30 days immediately preceding the date of this election may file as a candidate beginning at Noon on Monday, August 1, 2022, until filing closes at Noon on Monday, August 15, 2022. At the time of filing, each candidate must submit a Statement of Intention of Candidacy form and pay the filing fee, if applicable. Candidate filing forms are available on the SCVotes.gov website.

 The following offices shall be included in this election:

Town

Office

Seats

Little Mountain

Town Council

2

Peak

Town Council

2

Pomaria

Town Council

2

Silverstreet

Town Council

2

Silverstreet

Mayor

1

Whitmire

Town Council

3

 

Candidate Filing Period:

Filing Opens: 12:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Filing Closes: 12:00 PM on Monday, August 15, 2022

 

Filing Hours

Candidates may file in the office Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

 

Locations:

Newberry County Voter Registration and Elections, 1872 Wilson Rd., Newberry, SC 29108

Filing Fee:  There is no Filing Fee for this office.

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

At 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday, November 8, 2022, County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Newberry County Registration and Election Office, located at 1872 Wilson Rd., Newberry, SC 29108.

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 11:00 AM, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the special election. These hearings will be held at the Newberry County Registration and Election Office, located at 1872 Wilson Rd., Newberry, SC 29108

The following precincts and polling places will be open during this election from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                             Polling Place

                         Little Mountain                                  Derrick Community Center

                         Peak                                                   Town Hall/ Fire Dept Complex

                         Pomaria                                              Pomaria Recreation Center

                         Silverstreet                                         Silverstreet Community Center

                         Whitmire City                                    Whitmire Community Center

                         Whitmire Outside                              Whitmire Community Center

Early Voting Now In Effect for June Primaries

 

COLUMBIA, SC (May 13, 2022) – On May 13, 2022, Governor McMaster signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that establishes early voting in South Carolina. 

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting has now been replaced with a two-week early voting period. Any qualified voter can visit an early-voting location in their county and vote like they would at their polling place on Election Day.

  • For statewide general elections, the early voting centers must be open from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM each day of the early voting period;
  • For any election that is not a statewide general election or runoff election, the early voting centers must be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM during the early voting period;
  • For any runoff election, the early voting centers must be open on the Wednesday through Friday immediately preceding the election and must be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; and
  • For any election, the early voting centers must not be open on Sundays or on legal holidays.
  • Photo ID is required to vote.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting is no longer authorized by law. 

  • All absentee voting will be absentee by mail.  There will be no in-person absentee voting at any time.

New qualifications:

  • Voters qualified to vote Absentee only if they are unable to vote in person (including any day during the early voting period or election day):
  1. persons with employment obligations who present written certification of the obligations to the county board of voter registration and elections 
  2. persons who will be attending sick or physically disabled persons 
  3. persons confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial ; or
  4. persons who are going to be absent from their county of residence 
  • Voters qualified to vote Absentee regardless of whether they could vote in person:
  1. physically disabled persons;
  2. persons sixty-five years of age or older 
  3. members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with themor
  4. persons admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election, as provided in Section 7-15-330;

 

Newberry County Voter Registration & Election Office will serve as the Early Voting location for Newberry County.

 

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