League of Women Voters of Columbia Area Provides Website with Election Information

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(Columbia, SC) – The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area (LWVCA) offers a nonpartisan online election information resource at the website VOTE411.org. VOTE411 is a “one-stop shop” source of election information. With VOTE411, you can register to vote, check your voter registration, and find which races and candidates will be on your ballot. In addition to providing candidate contact information, VOTE411 includes candidate responses to questions about pertinent issues. LWVCA provides these nonleading questions to the candidates then publishes their responses verbatim (no editing).  Finally, VOTE411 also includes up to date procedures for absentee voting, early voting dates and rules, and polling location information.

“VOTE411 is the nation’s premiere nonpartisan online election resource.  The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area has published its voter guide on VOTE411 to serve as a resource for voters throughout the Columbia area,” says David Smith, Interim President of LWVCA.

The 2024 Statewide Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  You may vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primary. To find your personalized Voter Guide on VOTE411, just visit VOTE411.org and enter your residential address. Your personalized Voter Guide will include all the candidates in the races on your ballot and other helpful information to help prepare you for voting. 

Early voting for the June 11, 2024, primaries takes place from May 28 to June 7. Voting will be available every day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during the early voting period except for weekends and state holidays. Listed below are the early voting locations for Richland and Lexington Counties.

Richland County Early Voting Locations:

  • Richland County Voter Registration & Election Office, 2020 Hampton St Columbia, SC  29204
  • Richland County Early Voting Location, 2011 Hampton St Columbia, SC 29204
  • Ballentine Park, 1053 Bird Rd, Irmo, SC 29063 
  • Garners Ferry Soccer Complex, 8620 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061
  • University of South Carolina Blatt PE Center, 1400 Wheat St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • North Spring Community Center, 1320 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
  • New Castle-Trenholm Acres Community Center, 5819 Shakespeare Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

Lexington County Early Voting Locations:

  • Lexington Voter Registration Office, 605 West Main St, Suite 130 Lexington, SC 29072
  • West Columbia Community Center, 754 B. Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Midland Technical College – Irmo, 7300 College St, Suite 113, Irmo, SC 29063
  • Gaston Town Hall, 131 North Carlisle St, Gaston, SC 29053
  • Midlands Technical College- Batesburg/Leesville, 423 College St. Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070

“The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area is pleased to provide VOTE411 as an important, nonpartisan resource to voters of the Columbia area. We encourage all voters to visit VOTE411 to learn about their candidates and make a personalized voting plan.” David Smith, Interim President of LWVCA

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