Tuesday, Nov. 5 is municipal election day for the City of Georgetown, the Town of Andrews and the Town of Pawleys Island. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for each of these towns.
A recent election notice and listing by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections showed that Georgetown Precinct 5 will be at its new location at the Maryville Social Hall. The street address in that listing was incorrect, however. The correct address is 2009 South Fraser St.
In order to vote, people need to be properly registered and present a Photo I.D. to the poll workers.
Georgetown County will be using new ExpressVote machines. They are electronic touch-screen voting machines. After making selections of candidates, the voter will print out a ballot and then take the ballot to a scanner. That machine will scan the paper ballot, which will then drop in to a locked ballot box within the scanner. The machine will store the votes electronically, and with the available paper ballot the new system is designed to provide additional security for votes.
Here’s a link to a short video that demonstrates the new voting machines.
Here’s a link to the corrected list of all precincts in Georgetown County. The municipal elections will only take place within the respective city or town boundaries. This listing shows all the county’s precincts, which will be used for the December 5 Republican Primary for Sheriff. The special election for Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, when the winner of the Republican Primary will face the Democrat nominee. Those elections are for the remainder of the term of office for the late Sherriff Lane Cribb.