SC's New Voting Machines
South Carolina has selected a new voting machine that will provide the state with a dependable system to enhance the security and resilience of the election process. Having a paper record of each voter’s voted ballot will add an additional layer of security as it allows for audits of paper ballots to verify vote totals. The two-step process incorporates touch screen technology supported by a printed copy of a voter's selections. The hard copy is scanned by the voter into a second machine which stores the votes both electronically and on paper.
While all counties in South Carolina will use these new machines in 2020 elections, some counties, including Spartanburg, will be using it this fall, November 5, 2019. Visit the SC Election Commission's New Voting System FAQ page to learn more and watch the video tutorial below from the South Carolina Election Commission shared by Fox Carolina News to be prepared on election day!
Voting is every citizen's right and obligation. There are a number of online resources to help you be an informed and consistent voter.
In South Carolina, the Election Commission provides a one-stop shop for voting information: SCVotes.org.
Once there, you can:
Voting District maps and information are available online through the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.
Need local information? Connect with the Spartanburg County Registration and Elections Office.