Voter Registration & Elections
 

Welcome to the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration and Elections is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections, and have the assurance that their votes will count.



PUBLIC NOTICE

Town of Ridgeway

General Election

 The Town of Ridgeway announces a general election to be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, for the purpose of electing two (2) council members and one (1) mayor for a period of four (4) years. The election will be held at the previous location of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department at 170 South Palmer Street. People desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered by March 5, 2018 at the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration.

Citizens desiring to be candidates for one of the above listed offices may file at the Ridgeway Town Hall /Century House, 170 South Dogwood Avenue. Books will be open for filing at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 18, 2018, and close at noon on Friday, February 2, 2018.  The filing fee for the office of council is $15.00 and mayor is $25.00. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.  

The polls shall open at 7:00 a.m. on said election day and close at 7:00 p.m. (The process of examining return-addressed absentee envelopes will being at 11:00 am.) On Friday, April 6, 2018, at 10:00 am at 315 S. Congress Street in Winnsboro, S.C., the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration & Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election. 

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

Notice of Filing

Town of Jenkinsville General Election

The General Election for the Town of Jenkinsville will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Monday, April 9, 2018.  Contact the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180, (803) 635-6255, for more information.

The following offices shall be included in this election:

                                                                                City Council Seat 1

                                                                                City Council Seat 3

Qualified citizens desiring to be candidates for the above listed offices may file at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.  Books will be open and filing will begin at noon on Friday, March 9, 2018 and will close at noon on Monday, March 19, 2018. Candidates run on Statement of Intention of Candidacy, no filing fees are required. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

The following precinct and polling places will be open on said Election Day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Jenkinsville Precinct – Jenkinsville Volunteer Fire Department

7104 State Highway 215 S.,  Jenkinsville, SC

Citizens residing in the Town of Jenkinsville City Limits and are properly registered to vote will be eligible to vote in this election.  Check your voter registration information at SCVotes.org.

At 11:00 AM on Election Day the County Election Commission will begin examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM the Fairfield County Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election and certify the results.  This hearing will be held at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.                                     

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Public Notice of Candidate Filing

Fairfield County

Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for the 2018 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the State Election Commission during the upcoming filing period.  Candidate filing opens noon, March 16, 2018 and closes noon, March 30, 2018.

Office

Filing Location

Governor

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Comptroller General

State Superintendent of Education

Commissioner of Agriculture

U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts)

Solicitor (Circuits 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15)

Lieutenant Governor – No longer files in March and is designated by candidate for Governor to be elected jointly.
Adjutant General – No longer an elected office.

State Election Commission (SEC)

1122 Lady Street, Suite 500

Columbia, SC  29201

 

 

State House of Representatives (file in county of residence)

Probate Judge

Treasurer

Auditor

Fairfield  County Board of Voter Registration and Elections

315 S. Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180.

803-635-6255

SEC and County Board Filing Hours

March 16                             12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other Business Days            9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 30                               9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Filing Form:  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of scVOTES.org and at the county elections office.

Filing Fee:  Filing fees are paid at the time of filing by candidates seeking the nomination of a party nominating by primary.  The list of filing fees is available at scVOTES.org.  Filing fee checks should be made payable to the appropriate state political party.  A candidate seeking the nomination of a party nominating by convention does not pay a filing fee.

 

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

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NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                           FAIRFIELD COUNTY   

The Republican and Democratic parties will hold primaries on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, June 26.  Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must register no later than Sunday, May 13.

Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place:

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

If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote.  Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place.  Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office.  Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place.  These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their obstacle to obtaining a Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot.  This ballot will count unless the county board of voter registration and elections has grounds to believe the affidavit is false.  For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.org or contact your county board of voter registration and elections.

At 9:00 a.m. on June 12, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections, 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.  (803) 635-6255

At 10:00 A.M. on June 14, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election.  This hearing will be held at  Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections, 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

Precincts                                                         Polling Places

          

PREC NO

PRECINCT

ADDRESS

LOCATION

001

BLACKSTOCK

725 Blackstock Rd.  Blackstock

Woodward/Blackstock VFD

002

BLAIRS

321 99 Rd.  Blair

Blair VFD

003

CENTERVILLE

1087 Centerville Rd.  Ridgeway

Boykins Garage

004

FEASTERVILLE

2785 Clowney Rd.  Blair

Feasterville VFD

005

GREENBRIER

3025 State Hwy 269  Winnsboro

Greenbrier VFD

006

GLADDEN GROVE

70 Meeting St.   Great Falls

Mitford VFD

007

JENKINSVILLE

7104 State Highway 215 S.

Jenkinsville VFD

008

HOREB-GLENN

3853 Estes Ln.   Winnsboro

ST. Matthews Baptist Ch.

009

HICKORY RIDGE

178 Reservoir Rd.  Winnsboro

Blackjack Baptist Ch.

010

LEBANON

5364 Newberry Rd.   Winnsboro

Lebanon VFD

011

MITFORD

70 Meeting St.   Great Falls

Mitford VFD

012

MONTICELLO

4783 Clarks Bridge Rd.  Blair

ST. Peters AME Church

013

NEW HOPE

6364 Newberry Rd.  Winnsboro

Lebanon VFD

014

RIDGEWAY

300 Coleman St. Ridgeway

Geiger Elem. School

015

SIMPSON

4118 State Hwy 34 E.   Ridgeway

ST. Mark Baptist Ch.

016

SOUTH WINNSBORO

110 Winter St. Winnsboro

Community VFD

017

WINNSBORO MILLS

110 Winter St.    Winnsboro

Community VFD

018

WINNSBORO NO 1

117 W. Washington St.   Winnsboro

Town of Winnsboro FD

019

WINNSBORO NO 2

Washington/Congress .  Winnsboro

Town Clock

020

WHITE OAK

284 Patrick Rd.  Winnsboro

White Oak ARP Church

021

WOODWARD

725 Blackstock Rd

Woodward/Blackstock VFD

022

DUTCHMANS CREEK

6 Dutchman Ln.   Ridgeway

Dutchman VFD

 

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 INFORMATION FOR ALL ELECTIONS

Please be prepared.  Update your address, update any name changes that may have occurred due to marriage or divorce, check your districts!

Educate yourself before you go to the polls.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Curbside voting is available for those who are not able to go inside their polling location.

ID is required for voting.  You must have ONE of the following to vote:

*SC Drivers License

*SC DMV issued photo ID

*Voter registration card with photo

*Military photo ID

*US passport

*Concealed Weapon Permit (just added to list of acceptable ID's)

Provisional ballots will be provided for any voter who does not have or has not been able to obtain one of the required photo id's.  You must have your voter registration card to vote a provisional ballot.

See the items listed below and other important information at SCVotes.org

Online Voter Registration

Check Your Voter Registration

Update Your Voter Reigstration

Get Your Sample Ballot

Find Your Polling Place

Get Your Absentee Application

Check Your Absentee Ballot

Check Your Provisional Ballot

 

Please call or come by the Voter Registration and Elections Office if you have any questions!

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General Information

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Driver's License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

See scVotes.org for more information

When to Vote

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Absentee Voting

Qualified voters can vote absentee in person or by mail.  Photo ID is required to vote absentee in person.  Photo ID is not required to vote absentee by mail.

See scVotes.org for more information on absentee voting.


Where to Vote

FAIRFIELD County

You can check scVotes.org to find your precinct and districts.

 

Precinct Location Address
Blackstock Wood/blackstock Vol Fire 725 Blackstock Rd 
Blackstock SC 29014
Blairs Blair Vol. Fire Dept 321 99 Rd 
Blair SC 29015
Centerville Boykin's Garage 1087 Centerville Rd 
Ridgeway SC 29130
Feasterville Feasterville Fire Dept. 2785 Clowney Rd 
Blair SC 29015
Greenbrier Greenbrier Vol Fire Dept 3025 State Hwy 269 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Gladden Grove Mitford Vfd 70 Meeting St 
Great Falls SC 29055
Jenkinsville Jenkinsville Fire Dept. 7104 State Hwy 215 
Jenkinsville SC 29065
Horeb-glenn St Matthews Bapt. Church 3853 Estes Ln 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Hickory Ridge Blackjack Baptist Church 178 Reservoir Rd 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Lebanon Lebanon Vol Fire Dept 5364 Newberry Rd 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Mitford Mitford Vol Fire Dept 70 Meeting St 
Great Falls SC 29055
Monticello St Peter's Ame Church 4783 Clarks Bridge Rd 
Blair SC 29015
New Hope Lebanon Vol Fire Dept 5364 Newberry Rd 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Ridgeway Geiger Elementary Sch 300 Coleman St 
Ridgeway SC 29180
Simpson St Mark Baptist Church 4118 State Hwy 34 E 
Ridgeway SC 29130
South Winnsboro Community Vfd 110 Winter St 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro Mills Community Vol Fire Dept 110 Winter St 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 1 Town Of Winns. Fire Dept 117 W. Washington St. 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 2 Town Clock Washington/congress St 
Winnsboro SC 29180
White Oak White Oak Arp Church 284 Patrick Rd 
Winnsboro SC 29180
Woodward Wood/blackstock Vol Fire 725 Blackstock Rd 
Blackstock SC 29014
Dutchmans Creek Dutchman Creek Vol Fire 6 Dutchman Ln. 
Ridgeway SC 29130


 


Straight Party Voting

 

Straight Party is Optional

Whether to vote "Straight Party" is the first choice a voter must make on a General Election ballot. Voting straight party is optional. Each political party that has nominated a candidate appearing on the voter's ballot is represented in the straight party selection area.

Straight Party Voting on Voting Machines 

If a party is selected under straight party, every candidate of that party is automatically selected throughout the ballot. As the voter advances through the ballot, the voter has the option of changing his vote for any particular office to a candidate of another party, a petition candidate, or a write-in candidate (also known as "crossover voting").  To change your vote for any particular office, simply touch the candidate of choice for that office, and the candidate previously selected will be automatically deselected.

Straight Party Voting on Optical Scan (Paper) Ballots

If the oval beside a party is shaded in under straight party, every candidate of that party will automatically receive a vote when that ballot is scanned unless it is overridden by a "crossover vote."  After shading in the straight party, a voter can override his straight party selection for a particular office by shading in the oval beside a candidate for that office.  

Straight Party Doesn't Cover Everything

Voters should be aware that when voting straight party, no selection is made for nonpartisan offices and questions. Also, your party may not have nominated candidates for all offices. In these cases, these contests must be voted individually. As always, voters should carefully review their choices before casting their ballot.


 


Office Information:

315 S. Congress St. 

PO Drawer 60

Winnsboro, SC 29180

803-635-6255

803-635-5095 fax

voter.registration@fairfield.sc.gov


STAFF:

Debby L. Stidham, Director                                          debby.stidham@fairfield.sc.gov

Jacquline C. Beaver, Deputy Director, Absentee Clerk         jackie.beaver@fairfield.sc.gov

Robin E. Hill, Clerk                                                             robin.hill@fairfield.sc.gov

 

Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Commission

Betty M. Trapp, Chairman                                28 JW Drive, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Carolyn Y. Prioleau, Vice Chairman                      PO Box 224, Ridgeway, SC 29130

John H. Glenn, Sr.                                             369 Glenn Valley Ln, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Alice H. Rice                                                      44 Buckberry Ln, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Thomas B. Chase                                               69 Killian Trail, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Robert D. Drake                                                 202 Hillcrest Dr, Winnsboro, SC 29180

Donna C. Royson                                                366 Emerald Dr, Blythewood, SC 29016


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