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Registration and Elections

Public Notices And Agenda:

Public Testing Notice

Please click one of the below list to view location list. 

June Primary Precinct Notice

 

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Voting more than once is a felony. Upon conviction a person must be fined not less than $1000 nor more than $5000 AND imprisoned not more than 5 years.


News Release

Don't Miss Out:  Register Now for June Primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 8, 2024) – The State Election Commission (SEC) is reminding voters to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming Statewide Primaries on Tuesday, June 11. “Don’t miss out on having your voice heard at the ballot box,” said Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “We urge all voters to check their information now to be sure that it is up to date before the deadline.”

 

 

Final Reminders for Voting in the June Primaries

COLUMBIA, SC (June 6, 2024) – With the early voting period for the June Primaries winding down, the S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) wants to highlight essential reminders for voting on Election Day, Tuesday, June 11. “We want all voters to be prepared for the polls and have a smooth Election Day,” said Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “Don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard.”  

Key Tips for Voting on Election Day

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Time: Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone in line before 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Location: Your election day polling place. You can find your up-to-date polling place by visiting scVOTES.gov or by contacting your county voter registration office.

What to Bring: Voters will be asked to present a current and valid Photo ID when checking in to vote. A list of acceptable Photo IDs include:

  • S.C. Driver’s License
  • S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

I still have my absentee ballot, what should I do?

  • For the ballot to count, it must be received by the county voter registration office no later than 7:00 p.m. on June 11.
  • Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have the return envelope witnessed before returning the ballot.  Make sure the witness provides an address.
  • Instead of mailing your ballot, consider personally delivering your ballot to ensure it arrives on time.
  • Photo ID is required when returning the absentee ballot in person.
  • Visit scVOTES.gov for more information about how an Immediate Family Member or Authorized Representative can assist you with returning your absentee ballot.

Stay Prepped for the Polls:

  • Discover the candidates and questions by checking a copy of your sample ballot on scVOTES.gov.
  • Find FAQs and our Voter Go-to Guides for the 2024 Statewide Primaries.
  • Find up-to-date voting locations and contact information for your county voter registration office.
  • Stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, or X.

 

 

 


Candidate Filing

Candidate filing will begin March 16, 2024 and closes April 1, 2024

Public Notice of Candidate Filing (PDF)

Statement of Intention (PDF)

Links:
Candidates
Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge
2024 Election Calendar

 

The activities of the Lexington County Commission of Registration and Elections are governed by general state law pertaining to elections. These laws are codified in 1976 SC Code of Laws, Title 7, as amended.

The Lexington County Commission of Registration and Elections was created in 1973 by act of the General Assembly to combine the Commission of Elections and the Registration Board of Lexington County, see Act No. 89, 102SCSTAT(1973).

 

Reminder: 

If you have moved within the county since you previously voted, please make address changes at the Registration and Elections office by completing the on-line change of address form and bring it along with a photo ID with current address, or a utility bill, bank statement or other document that shows your current address to 605 W. Main St, Suite C, Lexington, SC.

 

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June Statewide Primaries and Runoffs are Just Around the Corner

Prep for the Polls

 

 

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 2, 2024) –As South Carolina prepares for the 2024 June Primaries and Runoffs, the State Election Commission wants to highlight some essential dates and deadlines for voters to remember. This period is also a prime time for voters to educate themselves on the candidates and issues so they can be ready to make their voices heard when it’s time to cast their ballot.

Important registration dates & deadlines:

The 2024 June Primaries are on Tuesday, June 11 for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. You can vote in either Primary, but not both.

  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Friday, May 10.
  • The deadline to register to vote online or by fax or email is Sunday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m.
  • The deadline to register to vote by mail is Monday, May 13 (must be postmarked by this date).

Register to vote with a few easy steps!

Already registered? Be sure it’s up to date by checking your voter registration information.

  • If you have moved within your county, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration.
  • If you have moved from one county another, you must register in your new county by the deadline to eligible to vote.

Choose how you want to vote!

Vote Early

The Early Voting period for Primaries starts on Tuesday, May 28, and ends Friday, June 7. Early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Vote Absentee

The deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot for the Primaries is May 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Vote on Election Day

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Additional Reminders

  • Find your sample ballot, voting locations, and more information on voter registration and elections by visiting scVOTES.gov or by contacting your county voter registration office.
  • Download our Voter Go-To Guides and check out our voter FAQs to help you Prep for the Polls.
  • Keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, and X.

Statewide Primaries and Runoffs - Guide

Statewide Primaries and Runoffs - Absentee

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Office and Board Members

Office Staff

Registrations & Elections Board Members

Director 
Lenice Shoemaker
 

R & E Equipment Manager 
Claritza Roche

      R & E Coord-Absentee       
Mary Kay Hatchell


      Admin Asst II-Precinct Coord       
Vacant

 

Early Voting/Outreach Coordinator
Keaisha Keitt

 

Logistics/Program Coordinator
Matthew McGinnis

 

Admin Assistant I
Carla Price

 

Admin Assistant I
Keaisha Keitt

 

Admin Assistant I
Laura Collins

Chair
Dean Crepes


Vice Chair
Constance Flemming


Secretary
James 'Ross' Snell
 

Board Member
Freddie Black
 

Board Member
William Bowman
 

Board Member
Robert "Bob" Hall


Board Member
James "Whit" Haney


Board Member
Wyman  "Buck" Merchant

Board Member
Vacant

**Registration & Elections Board Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes can be found in the Meeting Web Portal.**