November 3rd is here! If you haven’t already voted the only option left is to vote at your precinct.
While there is significant focus on the Presidential election, there are many other important races on the ballot including U.S. Senate and Congress, State House including State Senator and State Representatives, Sheriff, Coroner, County Council seats, School Board seats and the penny sales tax referendum.
It’s a critical component of our democratic republic that citizens go to the polls and vote.
If this year’s mail-in voting and absentee voting numbers are any indication, Laurens County voters are showing up.
Lynne West, Director of Voter Registration & Elections for Laurens County, reports that voter turnout for absentee voting has been higher than ever before.
As of Monday night, November 2nd 10,822 registered voters have already voted by absentee ballot in person. Combined with early voting by mail, approximately 26% of Laurens County registered voters have voted.
In the 2016 general election Laurens County recorded 4430 total absentee ballots.
If you are not sure where your precinct votes you can check here for your precinct location.
If you would like to review your ballot before going to vote you can click here.
Some last-minute “day of voting” tips:
- Based on early voter numbers be prepared for longer than normal lines
- Bring government approved photo identification
- Review your ballot carefully before final submission and let a poll worker know if there is an error.
- Lastly, be kind and respectful to the poll workers – they are trained volunteers working to facilitate the process.
If you are one of Laurens County’s registered voters who waited for election day to vote, you have one thing to do today.