Precinct Lines and Polling Locations Changed
ANDERSON, S.C. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Four Anderson County Precincts are being re-designated and two are moving to new polling locations. These changes have come about due to the recent settlement from November 2018 with the United States Department of Justice to ensure accessibility of polling locations to persons with disabilities, and growing concerns of long wait times at the polls on election day.
“We are required to ensure that every polling place is accessible to persons with disabilities by elections starting in 2019 and that all voters have ease of accessing the polls.” said, Katy Smith, Executive Director. While all four precincts had a shift of voters due to the re-designation of lines, only the West Savannah and Flat Rock precincts polling locations had to be relocated. “Every effort is being made to let voters within these precincts know about these changes,” said Smith. New voter registration cards will be mailed out beginning on Tuesday. It will contain all the information about name of polling location and address along with the precinct name.
Precinct # & Name New Polling Location
028 Flat Rock Grace Baptist Church
6707 SC Hwy 81 Starr, SC 29684
069 West Savannah Starr-Iva Middle School
1034 Rainey Rd, Starr, SC 29684
047 Mountain Creek Gethsemane Baptist Temple
6116 Hwy 81 S, Starr SC 29684
063 Starr Starr Fire Station
7715 Hwy 81 S, Starr SC 29684
In the instance where polling locations have changed at the next election a notice will be placed at the old polling place detailing where the new voting location will be and the phone number of the Voter Registration Office. If any voter is concerned about where to vote or their voting registration information they may visit the South Carolina Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org and click the section titled “Check My Voter Registration”. Voters may also call the Anderson County Board at 260-4035 for more information.