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HOW TO GET A PHOTO ID:

If you do not currently have one of the IDs listed on the front, you can make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting one free of charge:

  •  Registered voters can get a voter registration card with a photo from their county voter registration and elections office by simply providing their date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security Number.  Learn how to register to vote at scVOTES.org.
  •  Get a DMV ID card at a local DMV office.  Check with DMV or scdmvonline.com for required documents.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PHOTO ID ON ELECTION DAY:

If you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining Photo ID, you may vote a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card.

A REASONAL IMPEDIMENT IS ANY VALID REASON, BEYOND YOUR CONTROL, WHICH CREATED AN OBSTACLE TO OBTAINIG PHOTO ID.  Some examples include:

  •  Religious objection to being photographed
  • Lack of transportation
  • Disability or illness
  • Lack of birth certificate
  • Work schedule
  • Family responsibilities
  • Election within short time frame of implementation of Photo ID law (January 1, 2013)
  • Any other obstacle you find reasonable

TO VOTE UNDER THE REASONABLE IMPEDIMENT EXCEPTION:

1.   Present your current, non-photo registration card at the polling place.

2.   Sign an affidavit stating why you could not obtain a Photo ID.

3.   Cast a provisional ballot that will be counted unless the county election commission has reason to
believe your affidavit is false.

If you do NOT have a Photo ID and do NOT have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one, or simple forgot to bring your Photo ID with you to the polling place, you may still vote a provisional ballot.  However, for your vote to be counted, you must provide one of the Photo IDs to the county election commission prior to certification of the election (usually Thursday or Friday after the election).