Prediction: 1M South Carolinians to vote before Election Day

A record number of South Carolinians are voting absentee–both in person and by mail.  And based on current trends, the state election office predicts that more than one million South Carolina voters will have cast their ballots before Election Day November 3.  While in person absentee voting is available through November  2, the deadline to apply for an absentee mail ballot is quickly approaching.  Voters who want to vote by mail need to act now and return their application no later than Saturday, October 24.  The scene at Oconee’s Pine Street administrative complex yesterday was typical of this voting season.  Voters, most wearing facial coverings and attempting to social distance, lined up outside the absentee precinct awaiting their turn.  To their side is a staff-maintained box into which you can drop a filled out mail voting ballot, if you prefer to not drop it into the U-S mail.