Ahead of elections this fall, the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area offers the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides simple, helpful tools to help South Carolina voters navigate the voting process. VOTE411 provides candidate information, a voter registration tool, polling place information, and other helpful election information for all voters nationwide.

“Voters in Richland and Lexington Counties need simple, accessible tools to help them navigate the voting process before Election Day,” said Dr. Laura Woliver, President, LWVCA. “VOTE411 is the nation’s premiere online election resource, and the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area has published our voter guide on VOTE411 to serve as a resource for all races at the local, state and national levels for Richland and Lexington County voters.”

The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area also encourages all registered voters to vote by absentee ballot and to vote early. All South Carolina registered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the November 3, 2020 General Election. From October 5, 2020 through November 2, 2020 registered voters can apply to vote by absentee ballot and cast their ballots in person on a voting machine all in one stop at 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC (Richland County residents) or at 605 West Main Street- Suite C, Lexington, SC (Lexington County residents).

In addition, Richland County residents have the choice of additional satellite locations for early in-person voting. The satellite locations will be open from October 7, 2020 through November 2, 2020. Call your county voter registration and elections office for more information: Richland County (803-576-2240) and Lexington County (803-785-8361.)

South Carolinians also have the options of absentee voting by mail or voting in person at their precinct on November 3, 2020. Voters must present a voter ID when voting in person and should wear a mask.

VOTE411 helps millions of voters each year—many of them young people and first-time voters—learn about candidate stances, look up what is on their ballot, find their polling place, and more.

“The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area is pleased to provide this important, nonpartisan resource to Richland and Lexington County voters,” said Dr. Laura Woliver, President, LWVCA. “We encourage voters to visit VOTE411 to make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote informed and confidently!”

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