By Rob Tyson

The South Carolina Election Commission reports the number of absentee ballots cast thus far are 15 to 20 percent ahead compared to this time period in 2012.  In 2012, nearly 400,000 votes were cast absentee which represents some 20 percent of all South Carolina votes cast.  Presently, 74,955 South Carolinians have voted by absentee ballot.

Hopefully, this trend continues and South Carolina has higher voter turnout.  To vote by absentee ballot, one must meet one of a list of criteria, i.e., students, government employees, person on vacation, etc.   Absentee ballots are now available and can be cast in person at a county election office.

Remember to vote!

For more, see the article in The State newspaper.