For Immediate Release | April 15, 2019
ANDERSON, S.C. (April 15, 2019) – Three Anderson County Precincts are moving to new polling locations, two due to the recent settlement from November with the United States Department of Justice to ensure accessibility of polling locations to persons with disabilities, and one due to concerns over the location.
“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. The Piercetown, Pelzer, and West Pelzer precincts are the first three that will be voting in new locations starting with the School District One Bond Referendum on April 30. Pelzer and West Pelzer precincts moved due to the DOJ settlement agreement and Piercetown Precinct because the potential of traffic incidents getting in and out of the location. “Every effort is being made to let voters within these precincts know that their polling location has changed,” said Smith. New voter registration cards were mailed out beginning on Tuesday of last week containing the new polling location and address along with a notification.
Precinct # & Name New Polling Location
068 West Pelzer West Pelzer Fire Department
101 Main St., Pelzer SC 29669
051 Pelzer Life Journey Church
2 Wesleyan Dr., Pelzer SC 29669
055 Piercetown The Club at Brookstone
100 River Club Dr., Anderson SC 29621
In the instance where polling locations have changed 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.