Absentee Voting Underway In York County

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YORK COUNTY, S.C.,None — The York Registration and Elections Commission wants to inform York County voters about important procedures and deadlines associated with absentee voting. Voters who meet one of the qualifying reasons listed below may cast an absentee ballot in person or by mail:

In Person – Visit the York County Registration and Elections Commission located at 13 S. Congress Street in York, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 1st. Special hours will also be offered on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the following Saturday, October 30th 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

By Mail – Step 1: Contact the York County Registration and Elections Commission to request an absentee ballot application. You may make the request in person, by phone, mail, email, or fax. Step 2: You will be mailed an application. Step 3: Complete the application and return it to the York County Registration and Elections Commission by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 29th. You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax. Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot. Step 5: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to the York County Registration and Elections Commission by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 2nd. You may return the ballot in person or by mail.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

• Persons who will be outside their county of residence on Election Day • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day • Physically disabled persons • Persons sixty-five years of age or older • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Contact information for the York County Registration and Elections Office.

Telephone: 803-684-1242 or 909-7194 (Fort Mill) E-mail: elections@yorkcountygov.com Fax: 803-684-7801 Website: www.yorkcountygov.com/regelect www.www.scvotes.org