Veterans’ Affairs Officer Special Advisory Election

A special advisory election will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 for the selection of a county Veteran’s Affairs Officer to fill the unexpired term of Rick Simmons ending June 30, 2013. The election will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the following Pickens County School locations:

Dacusville Middle School: 899 Thomas Mill Rd. Easley, SC 29640

Getty’s Middle School: 105 Stewart Dr. Easley, SC 29640

Liberty Middle School: 310 W. Main St. Liberty, SC 29657

Pickens Middle School: 467 Sparks Lane Pickens, SC 29671

R.C. Edwards Jr. High: 1157 Madden Bridge Rd. Central, SC 29630

Voting will be restricted to those Pickens County veterans honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States. There is no age limit and the voter is not required to have a registration certificate but must present proof of military service to the satisfaction of the poll manager (DD-214 or discharge certificate, a Veterans Administration ID card, American Legion membership card, Disabled Americans Veterans membership or identification card, Veterans of Foreign Wars membership or identification card, an official identification card showing that the person has retired from the military, or any other document which shows honorable service or general discharge under honorable conditions). Veterans wishing to vote must also present proof of residency in Pickens County such as a voter registration certificate or a SC driver’s license. Dependents of veterans are not entitled to vote in this election.

Voters who are blind, physically handicapped, or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in casting their ballot. This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his employer, an agent of his employer, or an officer or agent of his union. The Managers must be notified if assistance is needed.

Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical handicap or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers will help voters using this curbside voting provision.

Veterans who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Pickens County Registration & Elections Office at 898-5948 or send an email to [email protected] .

At 10:00 a.m. on Election Day, the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at their office in the County Administrative Facility.

A hearing on ballots challenged, if any, will be heard by the Pickens County Registration & Election Commission at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the administration building located at 222 McDaniel Avenue in Pickens, South Carolina.

You may contact the Registration and Elections Office (222 McDaniel Ave, County Administrative Building, Pickens) by calling 898-5948 for additional information.