School Board District 7 Special Election – March 26, 2019

As ordered by the Governor of South Carolina, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County will be conducting a new election for the Pickens County School Board District 7 between Alice Hendricks Vander Linden, Phillip Healy and any eligible write-in candidate.

Any person wishing to vote in this election must reside inside Pickens County School Board District 7 and register to vote no later than Sunday, February 24, 2019. Voter Registration by mail forms will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, February 25, 2019.   To register to vote in Pickens County or update your address and/or other voter registration information:

  • Visit the Office of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County at 222 McDaniel Ave Pickens, SC 29671. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm.
  • Visit our website: https://pickenselections.org/voter-registration/

Registered electors who cannot vote in person on the day of the election 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 coming in-person to the Office of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County in the Administrative Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave Pickens, SC 29671. In-person absentee voting will be available beginning Monday, February 25, 2019 through Monday, March 25, 2019 during normal office hours of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 March 26, 2019, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes in the Office of the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671. 

At 9:00 AM on March 29, 2019, the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County serving as 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 in the Board Room inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671.

For more information concerning this special election, please go to our website: https://pickenselections.org/  You may also contact the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County at 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949.

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on March 26, 2019:

119 Pumpkintown
New Hope Baptist Church
108 New Hope Rd, Pickens, SC 29671
120 Griffin
Griffin Baptist Church
1629 Pumpkintown Hwy. 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 Church Rd. Easley, SC 29640
149 Vinland
Crosswell Elementary School 
161 School Rd. Easley, SC 29640
150 Crossroads
Crossroads Baptist Church
160 Crossroads Church Rd. Easley, SC 29640
151 Dacusville
Former Dacusville Elementary
2671 Earls Bridge Rd. Easley, SC 29640
152 Nine Forks
Nine Forks Baptist Church 
3207 Earls Bridge Rd. Easley, SC 29640
154 Crescent Hill
Crescent Hill Baptist Church
115 Crescent Hill Dr. Pickens, SC 29671