Sunday, August 31 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:47:59 GMT
Tammy Brown (Source: Clarendon County Detention Center)
A Manning woman who was involved in a fatal crash Saturday night was charged with felony DUI, said Sgt. Bob Beres with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Beres said 45-year-old Tammy Brown was travelingMore >>
A Manning woman who was involved in a fatal crash Saturday night was charged with felony DUI, said Sgt. Bob Beres with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:15:42 GMT
Thieves have been running an elaborate and profitable operation, according to Richland County deputies. The suspects have been targeting private landscapers, striking without much noise and making offMore >>
Thieves have been running an elaborate and profitable operation, according to Richland County deputies. More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...More >>
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
The upcoming statewide primary may not be the largest the South Carolina State Election Commission has to deal with, but they will be keeping an eye on two key factors, one of them could effect your ability to enter the voting booth.
"This will be the first statewide election in which the photo ID requirements will be in effect," State Election Commission Public Information Officer Chris Whitmire said.
The voter ID law has actually been in effect for over a year, but this is the first time every voting precinct in the state will require voters to show one of five types of ID. Those IDs include a driver's license, passport photo, DMV identification, or military ID.
"There are all types of federal military IDs," Whitmire pointed out. "There's IDs for people enlisted in the Armed Forces, civilian contractors, and people that work on the base."
However, the IDs must match that category. Credit cards and even some other government-issued IDs will not work.
"The concealed weapons permit looks like a drivers license, looks like a DMV id and would fall under that, because it looks just like a DMV id," Whitmire explained, "but the law says it has to be issued through the DMV, CWP's are administered by SLED."
You can still vote if you don't have any of the five listed forms of ID, but you will have to provide an explanation on why you don't have your ID.
"Sign an affidavit, saying who you say you are," Whitmire said, "and have some impediment that keeps you from getting a photo ID."
The voter ID law isn't the only thing that election officials are watching during this primary. Absentee voting has been key in determining how big voter turnout will be for an election and this year is no different.
"Looking at absentee turnout," Whitmire said, "right now it's running right in line with what we've seen in the past. About 20,000 absentee ballots issued at this point, I believe there were about 23,000 returned back in 2010."
In a very low-key election, there may be only a handful of absentee ballots. Whitmire says that the 2012 presidential election saw hundreds of thousands of absentee votes.