Voter Registration & Photo ID Drives

The Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission wants to help citizens register to vote prior to the October 5th Registration Deadline and to obtain the necessary photo identification to prepare for the November 5, 2013 municipal elections in Central, Easley, Liberty, Norris, and Pickens.  To accomplish this, the Commission will conduct Voter Registration & Voter ID Drives at which citizens will be able to register to vote, have their photo taken, and have their new Photo Voter Registration Cards mailed to them. These Photo Voter Registration Cards are provided for free.

The Voter Registration & Voter ID Drives will be at the following Pickens County Library locations:

October 1, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm at the
Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library
304 Biltmore Road
Easley, SC 29640
October 2, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm at the
Sarlin Community Branch.
15 S. Palmetto Street
Liberty, SC 29657
October 3, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm at the
Central-Clemson Regional Branch
105 Commons Way
Central, SC 29630
October 4, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
Village Branch
124 N. Catherine Street
Pickens, SC 29671

Attire and Appearance of Voter ID Applicants:

  1. The person being photographed cannot wear caps, hats, scarves or other head coverings. The exceptions to this rule are head coverings for religious or medical reasons. In all cases, no item or attire should cover or otherwise obscure any part of the face.
  2. The person being photographed cannot wear face veils, stage make-up, disguises, masks or any other article that would obstruct the full face front view and/or any prominent distinguishing facial characteristics and/or markings- examples: tattoos, scars, birth marks or moles.
  3. Hair cannot obstruct voter’s eyes and facial features.
  4. The person being photographed cannot wear sunglasses or any other eye covering or protection that would obstruct the eyes- Exceptions are glasses with prescription lenses (not sunglasses) or eye patches worn for medical reasons. Eye patches, dark glasses, and nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless the voter is required to have them for medical reasons. A medical certificate will be required.

Note: At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he/she is purposely altering his/her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his/her voting identity.

Applicant Documentation:

For citizens already registered to vote, supplying their non-photo voter registration card or supplying their name, date of birth, and social security number will be sufficient.

For citizens NOT already registered, they will need to complete a voter registration application and supply one of the following:

  • a current valid photo ID that has their correct name and picture (this could be a student ID, work ID, military ID, passport, driver’s license, etc.)
  • a current utility bill that shows their name and address in this county
    • for the purposes of registering to vote, the following are considered utility bills: electricity/power, cable, satellite, natural gas, internet, and telephone bills.
    • a current bank statement that shows their name and address in this county
    • a current paycheck or paycheck stub that shows their name and address in this county
    • other government document (excluding a voter registration card) that shows their name and address in this county

Citizens who are age 65 and over, citizens with disabilities, members of the U.S. Uniformed Services or Merchant Marines and their families, and U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.  Citizens who believe they may be exempt should notify the staff member when they are processing their voter registration application.

** This is NOT a library sponsored event! **