Notice Of Hearing On Provisional Ballots

As required by Section 7-13-830 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional (challenged) ballots cast in the Saturday, January 21, 2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election.     This provisional ballot hearing will be held on JANUARY 26, 2012 at 9:00AM at the following location:

Auditorium (County Council Chambers) inside the

Pickens County Administration Building

222 McDaniel Ave

Pickens, SC 29671

 If you are the challenged voterYou are entitled to be present at this hearing.  You are entitled to be represented by legal counsel and to present evidence in your behalf.  If your vote was challenged for not providing proper ID when registering to vote by mail:  You must provide this ID prior to or at the provisional ballot hearing for your vote to be counted.  You may determine the status of your ballot by following either of these steps:

 1.      Calling the Pickens County Registrations & Elections office at 1-864-898-5948

    / OR /

2.      Sending an email to Stacey Kitchens at  [email protected]

    / OR /

3.      Visiting our website HERE.


If you are the challengerYou may be present at this hearing to present evidence and/or witnesses in support of your challenge.  Prior to the hearing, you may present written evidence to the County Election Commission in support of your challenge.  If you do none of these to support your challenge, the ballot will be counted.


Reference:  HAVA Section 302 (5) (A) Provisional Voting and Voting Information Requirements.