ONE WEEK UNTIL ELECTION DAY! YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As my campaign winds down and election day is in one week, I wanted to send you a few thoughts and reflections.
I think it's important to discuss the importance of voting and to encourage you to VOTE if you haven't already. This will be one of the most consequential elections and it's important for you to be heard. Your voice matters and can make a real difference!
The General Assembly passed legislation in September allowing all voters to qualify to vote by absentee ballot under the State of Emergency reason (COVID-19). Although you can no longer request a mail-in ballot, you can still vote by in person absentee at your local elections office until November 2. There are several counties also providing additional satellite locations to vote early. I would recommend taking advantage of this opportunity to avoid potential long lines on election day.
To find your counties' in person absentee voting location, please visit https://www.scvotes.gov/absentee-person-voting-locations.
I personally voted on October 7th at the Masonic Temple on Gervais Street, and it took less than 20 minutes to complete. It was very easy. Similar to election day voting, all you will need is your driver's license or another government issued photo id.
Obviously, if you are unable to vote in advance, you always have the option to vote at your specific precinct on Tuesday, November 3, the day of election. Please note that due to the challenges with COVID-1, some voting precincts have temporarily changed. For example, my constituents who normally vote at Cooper and Arcadia precincts, will now vote together at Forest Lake Elementary.
To find your polling precinct, please visit https://www.scvotes.gov/data/Precincts.html .
When I first ran for this office in 2012, I wanted to help improve our community and move our state forward. Today, I still remain committed to this objective. I have made it my mission to avoid reckless partisan politics, and instead have focused on common sense plans, which make a difference for our families. I have been a voice of reason and progress in the legislature.
I am proud of the continued bi-partisan support that I receive from numerous business leaders and business groups in this community who know that I have been an effective, ethical, and independent voice in the legislature.
I would be honored to have your vote on Tuesday, November 3!
Thank you for the privilege of representing you and our community at the State House.