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Lowcountry in-person absentee voting underway

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In-person absentee voting locations for the U.S. House District 1 race are open in Beaufort and Bluffton.  

Former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford faces off to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Colbert-Busch. They are running for the vacant District 1 seat once held by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The special election is May 7.

Voters can cast their ballots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Beaufort and Bluffton absentee precincts:

Beaufort absentee precinct

15 John Galt Road

Beaufort, SC 29906

Bluffton absentee precinct

61-B Ulmer Road

Bluffton, SC 29910

On May 6, the Beaufort voting location will be open until 5 p.m.

South Carolina voters are required to bring one of any of these forms of photo identification to the polls:


  • South Carolina driver's license
  • Photo ID issued by the South Carolina Dept. of Motor Vehicles
  • Voter registration card with photo
  • U.S. passport
  • Federal military ID


For more information on the voter photo ID requirements and about absentee voting, go to http://www.bcgov.net/vote or call 843.255.6900.

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