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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.- (Friday, January 17, 2020) — Berkeley County residents will have an opportunity to register to vote, update their address and see demonstrations with the new voting machines on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Moncks Corner Library, located at 1003 Highway 52, in the activity room.

The South Carolina State Election Commission will offer demonstrations with the new voting machines that combines paper-based voting with touchscreen technology. After voting, a person will receive a paper printout of the ballot that they will then scan. The State Election Commission is planning to visit every county prior to the February 29, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary. 

You do NOT have to be a Berkeley County resident for the voting machine demonstration; however, you must be a Berkeley County resident to register to vote and/or update your address. Anyone who comes to register to vote must bring a current and valid DMV Identification or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows his/her name and Berkeley County address. Voters must re-register if they have changed counties or moved since the last election.

Residents can also register to vote:

  1. In-person at the Berkeley County Voter Registration Office, 6 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner
  2. Online at SCvotes.org 

The first large-scale use of the new voting system took place on Election Day on November 6, 2019. The new system will be used statewide on February 29, 2020, the date of the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. January 30, 2020 is the deadline to register to vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.

For more information on how to register to vote and other election-related details, visit scvotes.org or Berkeley County Voters Registration & Elections at https://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/dept/voters.

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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