Election Day 2018: What you need to know

Voters around the country will head to the polls Tuesday for the general election.

Here is a breakdown of what voters in the Carolinas and Georgia need to know before they head to the polls:

South Carolina:

What hours will the polls be open?

Polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Where do I vote?

At the polling place in your precinct. Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card. However, it is possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued. To check the location of your polling place: Visit scVOTES.org and click “Find My Polling Place” in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage or call your county elections office

What do I take with me to the polls to vote?

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following photo IDs:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • includes SC Concealed Weapons Permit
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • US Passport
  • Federal Military ID includes all Department of Defense Photo IDs and the Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Card

If you do not have one of those IDS, click here for more.

Other resources for South Carolina voters:

North Carolina:

What hours will the polls be open?

On Election Day, the hours for voting are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Any voter in line as of 7:30 p.m. will be permitted to vote.

How do I check my voter registration status?

To check your voting registration status, click here

Where do I vote?

To find your polling place, click here

What do I need to take with me to the polls to vote?

First-time voters who at the time of their initial voter registration did not provide their North Carolina driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, or who provided a number that could not be validated, will be required to show identification when they vote. This identification does not have to be a photo ID. For more details click here.

Other resources for North Carolina voters:

Georgia:

When are polls open?

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to cast your vote.

How do I check my voter registration status?

To check your voting registration status, click here:

Where do I vote?

On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling place. Your assigned polling place is shown on your voter registration card. You can find your polling location at www.sos.ga.gov and clicking on MVP– My Voter Page, on your GA Votes app or your county registrar’s office.

What do I need to take with me to the polls?

Georgia law requires registered voters to show photo identification in order to vote in person. When you vote in person, you must show one of the following photo IDs:

  • A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department of Driver Services or your Voter Registrar
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, this state, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you can receive a free Georgia Voter ID card. Just contact your county registrar’s office. For more information, call 404-656-2871.

If you do not have a photo ID listed above, you can still vote by provisional ballot. You have three days after the election to bring the required photo ID to your county registrar’s office in order for your provisional ballot to be counted

Other resources for Georgia voters:

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