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6:00 am on Tuesday July 19, 2011

Bill requiring voter ID and early voting faces tough critics (update: NAACP town hall backlash)

Image by Flickr user neon.mamacitaUpdate July 19: South Carolina's new voter identification law has yet to go into effect, but the backlash against the proposed requirement to show valid photo identification at the polls has many people in the...
9:48 am on Saturday October 23, 2010

SC GOP chief calls out Beaufort elections director (Update: Debate continues)

Updates at the bottom. You may have seen our post on the WSAV story that discussed concerns expressed by the head of Beaufort County's elections office because absentee ballots were requested through a GOP PAC and not by voters directly. Well WSAV's...
4:48 am on Saturday October 16, 2010

Beaufort County sees several early voters (updated)

Flickr user amagill Updates below Reported Oct. 14: Beaufort County election officials are seeing a good number of early general election voters at their Beaufort and newly added Bluffton absentee precincts, according to WTOC. WTOC says about 300...
6:40 am on Sunday May 3, 2009

Early voting gaining momentum in S.C.; Here's where it stands now

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090503-early-voting.jpg Proponents of early voting want to use it to reduce these types of long lines, and give those who have to work much of the day on November 4 a chance to vote.The Post and Courier...
8:10 am on Tuesday February 3, 2009

Momentum building for early voting in S.C.

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090203-election-line.jpg Downtown polling line on November 4, 2008: Evidence that we need early voting. -- And we weren't even a battleground state. There are no fewer than six bills in Columbia that would...
12:19 pm on Wednesday December 10, 2008

Public support for early voting is growing

At a meeting held by the S.C. Progressive Network on Tuesday in North Charleston, it wasn't hard to find folks of any race or either party pushing for early voting in South Carolina. The Post and Courier has the story on that meeting. Read more...
11:43 am on Wednesday November 26, 2008

Facebookers rally for early voting in S.C.

A new group on Facebook is promoting early voting. They say: We are a group of South Carolinians who believe that, for our democracy to stay strong, we must encourage high voter turnout. Our government can only be truly representative if its...
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