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Elections officials: Double check those photo ID's before you vote!

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Elections officials in Greenville County are reminding people to remember to bring a photo I.D. to the polls, or else they could be turned away from voting!

State law requires voters present a valid photo identification before casting a ballot; You can bring a driver's license, military identification card, SC DMV card, passport, or a voter registration card with a photo. Also, elections officials remind everyone to check the expiration date on driver's licenses. Some have been turned away because they did not realize their license had expired. 

According to SCVotes.org, if you forget a photo ID when you get to the polling place, you may get a provisional ballot as long as you present a valid photo I.D. to the elections office later in the week. Others may forego a photo I.D. if they have a "reasonable impediment" to obtaining one. Those reasonable impediments are listed here

Greenville Co. Elections and Voter Registration Director Conway Belangia said above all, have patience this Election Day.  

"Patience is the keyword," Belangia said. "We are probably gonna have lines at all polling places...just be patient."

Elections officials also remind everyone to confirm the location of their polling place as it is subject to change Nov. 8. You can check that at SCvotes.org. 

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