Public Notice of November 6, 2012 General Election

The General Election for Federal, State, and County officers, Constitutional Amendment Questions, local candidates and questions will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Any person wishing to vote in this election must register no later than Saturday, October 6, 2012. To register to vote in Pickens County or update your address and/or other voter registration information:

  • Visit the Office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave Pickens, SC 29671. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm. In addition to our normal office hours, the Office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission will be open from 8:00 a.m.to Noon on Saturday, October 6, 2012 to accommodate citizens who want to register to vote or update their address.
  • Visit our website: https://pickenselections.org/, download, complete, and print the voter registration application, and either:
    • Mail the application to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671. (must be postmarked by October 6th), or
    • Fax the application to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 864-898-5637 (must be received by October 6th), or
    • Scan the application and email the image as a file attachment to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at the following email address: elections@co.pickens.sc.us (must be received by October 6th).

As required by SC Code of Laws7-13-1390(c), the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission shall conduct a public test of its M-100 optical ballot scanners that will be used in the election. M-100 optical ballot scanners are used to tabulate the paper optical scan ballots cast in the Absentee (by mail), Emergency, and Failsafe Precincts. The public test shall occur at10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 in the Auditorium (County Council Chambers) inside the Pickens County Administration Facility (222 McDaniel Avenue Pickens, SC 29671.).

Voters who are blind, physically disabled, 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 disability or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers will help these voters using the curbside voting provision.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be made by going to our website: https://pickenselections.org/absentee-application-request/ or by calling the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission office at 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949.

At 9:00 a.m. on Election Day the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes inside their office inside the Pickens County Administration Facility (222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671).

On Friday, November 9, at 9:00 a.m. the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission serving as the Pickens County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in these elections. This hearing will be held at 9:00 a. in the Auditorium (County Council Chambers) inside the Pickens County Administration Facility (222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671).

The following Constitutional Amendment Question will be placed on the ballot:

Amendment 1 – Beginning with the general election of 2018, must Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State be amended to provide that the Lieutenant Governor must be elected jointly with the Governor in a manner prescribed by law; and upon the joint election to add Section 37 to Article III of the Constitution of this State to provide that the Senate shall elect from among the members thereof a President to preside over the Senate and to perform other duties as provided by law; to delete Sections 9 and 10 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State containing inconsistent provisions providing that the Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate, ex officio, and while presiding in the Senate, has no vote, unless the Senate is equally divided; to amend Section 11 to provide that the Governor shall fill a vacancy in the Office of Lieutenant Governor by appointing a successor with the advice and consent of the Senate; and to amend Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State to conform appropriate references?

Explanation – A ‘Yes’ vote will require, from 2018 onward, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run on the same ticket and be elected to office jointly. As a result, the Lieutenant Governor will no longer preside over the Senate and the Senate will elect their presiding officer from within the Senate body.

A ‘No’ vote maintains the current method of electing the Governor and Lieutenant Governor separately. The Lieutenant Governor shall continue to serve as President of the Senate.

Due to demographic changes and growth in number of registered voters, the SC State Legislature passed new precinct lines for Pickens County that will be in effect for the November 6, 2012 General Election, increasing the county from 52-precincts to 61-precincts. This means that some voters will be voting at a different precinct or voting location than they have in the past. This will result in far shorter lines on Election Day and an overall better voting experience. The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission will mail new voter registration cards to all registered voters in the county.

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

101 Stone Church – University Baptist Church – 411 Pendleton Rd Clemson, SC 29631

102 University – University Lutheran Church – 111 Sloan St Clemson, SC 29631

103 Morrison – East Clemson Baptist Church – 230 Frontage Rd Clemson, SC 29631

104 Abel – Abel Baptist Church – 150 Abel Rd Clemson, SC 29631

105 Calhoun – Clemson First Baptist Church – 397 College Ave Clemson, SC 29631

106 Clemson – Clemson Downs Ernie Corley Activity Cent – 150 Downs Blvd Clemson, SC 29631

107 Issaqueena – Mt Tabor Baptist Church – 827 Old Greenville Hwy Clemson, SC 29631

108 West Central – Central / Clemson Library – 105 Commons Way Central, SC 29630

109 North Central – Central First Baptist Church – 207 Johnson Rd Central, SC 29630

110 Pike – R C Edwards Middle School – 1157 Madden Bridge Rd Central, SC 29630

111 Lawrence Chapel – Central Rural Fire Department – 1840 Six Mile Hwy Central, SC 29630

112 Norris – Norris Town Hall – 103 E Jamison St Norris, SC 29667

113 Six Mile – Six Mile Town Hall – Community Room 106 S Main St Six Mile, SC 29682

114 Six Mile Mountain – Six Mile Elementary School – 777 N Main St Six Mile, SC 29682

115 Praters Creek – Praters Creek Baptist Church – 621 Praters Creek Rd Pickens, SC 29671

116 Mountain View – Mountain View Baptist Church – 336 Mtn View Ch Rd Six Mile, SC 29682

117 A R Lewis – Albert R Lewis Elementary School – 1755 Shady Grove Rd Pickens, SC 29671

118 Holly Springs – Holly Springs Baptist Church – 3450 Table Rock Rd Pickens, SC 29671

119 Pumpkintown -Oolenoy Community Center – 5301 Dacusville Hwy Pickens, SC 29671

120 Griffin – Griffin Baptist Church – 1629 Pumpkintown Hwy Pickens, SC 29671

121 North Pickens – Northside Baptist Church 421 Sangamo Rd Pickens, SC 29671

122 West Pickens – Secona Baptist Church Fellowship Bldg – 234 Secona Rd Pickens, SC 29671

123 South Pickens -Holy Cross Catholic Church – 558 Hampton Ave Pickens, SC 29671

124 East Pickens – Pickens Senior Center – 129 Schoolhouse St Pickens, SC 29671

125 Glassy Mountain – Glassy Mountain Baptist Church – 1103 Farrs Bridge Rd Pickens, SC 29671

126 Cedar Rock – Cedar Rock Baptist Church – 1667 Cedar Rock Ch Rd Easley, SC 29640

127 Skelton – Tri City Baptist Church – 1401 Griffin Mill Rd Easley, SC 29640

128 Rices Creek – Liberty Middle School – 310 W Main St Liberty, SC 29657

129 West Liberty – Liberty First Baptist Church – 403 Edgemont Ave Liberty, SC 29657

130 East Liberty – Eastside Baptist Church – 920 Anderson Dr Liberty, SC 29657

131 Flat Rock – Flat Rock Baptist Church – 115 Slab Bridge Rd Liberty, SC 29657

132 Zion – Emeritus at Country Side – 706 Pelzer Hwy Easley, SC 29642

133 Smith Grove – Smith Grove Baptist Church – 1220 Smith Grove Rd Easley, SC 29640

134 Arial Mill – Arial Mill Baptist Church 618 Rice Rd Easley, SC 29640

136 Simpson – Easley Union Baptist Church – 200 N Pendleton St Easley, SC 29640

137 Woodside – Jones Avenue Baptist Church – 614 Ross Ave Easley, SC 29640

138 Brushy Creek – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay St Easley, SC 29642

139 Pickensville – Easley First Baptist Church – 300 E 1st Ave Easley, SC 29640

140 Easley – Easley First Baptist Church – 300 E 1st Ave Easley, SC 29640

141 Forest Acres – St. Matthias Lutheran Church – 501 Powdersville Rd Easley, SC 29642

142 Crestview – Presbyterian Home – 205 Bud Nalley Dr Easley, SC 29642

143 Sitton – Saint Michaels Episcopal Church – 1200 Powdersville Rd Easley, SC 29642

144 Rock Springs – Rock Springs Baptist Church – 310 Rock Springs Rd Bldg H Easley, SC 29642

145 Saluda – Crosswell First Baptist Church – 219 S Fish Trap Rd Easley, SC 29642

146 Crosswell – Crosswell Elementary School – 161 School Rd Easley, SC 29640

147 Georges Creek – Georges Creek Baptist Church – 1991 Saluda Dam Rd Easley, SC 29640

148 McKissick – Calvary Hill Baptist Church – 510 Rampey St Easley, SC 29640

149 Vinland – Crosswell Elementary School – 161 School Rd Easley, SC 29640

150 Crossroads – Cross Roads Baptist Church – 160 Cross Roads Church Rd Easley, SC 29640

151 Dacusville – Former Dacusville Elementary School – 2671 Earls Bridge Rd Easley, SC 29640

152 Nine Forks – Nine Forks Baptist Church – 3207 Earls Bridge Rd Easley, SC 29640

153 South Central – Cannon Memorial Baptist Church 120 Pepper St Central, SC 29630

154 Crescent Hill – Crescent Hill Baptist Church – 115 Crescent Hill Dr Pickens, SC 29671

155 North Liberty – Liberty United Methodist Church – 310 Mae St Liberty, SC 29657

156 Pendleton – Grace Baptist Church – 930 N Old Pendleton Rd Liberty, SC 29657

157 Fruit Mountain – Jones Avenue Baptist Church – 614 Ross Ave Easley, SC 29640

158 Pope Field – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay St Easley, SC 29642

159 Sheffield – St. Matthias Lutheran Church – 501 Powdersville Rd Easley, SC 29642

160 Tri County – Victory Baptist Church – 1832 Powdersville Rd Easley, SC 29642

161 McAlister – Rock Springs Baptist Church – 310 Rock Springs Rd Bldg H Easley, SC 29642

163 Lenhardt – New Foundation Baptist Church – 556 Lenhardt Rd Easley, SC 29640

For more information concerning this election, please go to our website: https://pickenselections.org/ , call 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949, or send an email to elections@co.pickens.sc.us.