We spoke with Greenville County elections officials who say workers will be extra-vigilant, but there will be no additional security.
“Signing your spouse, child, roommate, etc., ballot envelope is strictly prohibited and will result in the ballot not being counted”, they said in their statement, and “voting a ballot that is not your own is a crime”. November 8 is coming fast, but sometimes, life gets in the way and you may need to know how to vote if you’re out of town on Election Day. Early voting continues through November 3, and Election Day is November 8.
Absentee voting is underway statewide in SC.
Early voting can be done in person or by mail. Voters who register or change their registration after October 31 must request a ballot in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center. “To say that well we didn’t give it because we thought the Kansas one was better is just ignoring federal law”.
“We’re encouraging students to vote for Republican candidates down the ballot, but we will not be voting on whether or not to endorse the presidential nominee”, Moore said. Just take a sheet of paper, write “request for absentee ballot” and include your name, address, date of birth, mailing address, and signature.
“We still don’t have all the voter (registration) applications entered, because we’re still getting them from the state and other counties and voters are still sending them in”. “It gives them instructions on the envelope about attempting to vote a couple of times”.
Ballots will be sent to the address on your voter registration, and after voting you can choose how to return the ballot.
The pace of SC voters casting absentee ballots for the presidential election is way up. If you’re not registered at school but at home, you’ll have to go the absentee route. Addressed to her 21-year-old daughter, two mail-in ballots. This is the second time Wilson has utilized Greenville County’s in-person absentee voting system; both times have been quick and run smoothly, she said.
Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter.
The absentee voting period started last week.
This gives those states – mainly in the Old South – the OK to reduce early voting, get rid of same day registration, enact stricter ID laws and generally make it hard for citizens to take part in the democratic process. “It’s just a way of trying to encourage people who would normally find it hard to find it to the polling station”. Inside the polls, only poll monitors appointed by political parties are allowed.
Veeder said requests given to a third party to be delivered to the courthouse can go astray.