Coronavirus is still endemic in South Carolina, so the same restrictions will be present for the November election that were present for the August election. Masks will have to be worn and social distancing will be maintained. There may be long lines outside of The Lake House as social distancing requirements will limit voters to no more than five inside The Lake House.
During the 2016 General Election, 1,214 Seabrookers came to The Lake House to vote. A significant number of Seabrookers voted absentee in the 2016 General Election. That is a rate of about 100 voters per hour. Since the 2016 election, the number of registered voters on Seabrook has increased by 15% to 2,277 registered voters. We are hopeful that the large number of absentee ballots that have been cast already will reduce the number of people actually voting in person on Tuesday.
According to scvotes.gov, the displaying of campaign material is not allowed within 200 feet of any entrance to a polling place on election day. This law applies to any type of visual display of campaign material, including posters, pamphlets, brochures, signs, buttons, hats, t-shirts, etc. Voters displaying campaign material who enter the 200-foot area will be asked to remove the material, cover the material, or otherwise cause the material not to be seen.
In addition to this campaign material and clothing restriction, it is unlawful for a person to distribute any type of campaign literature or place any political posters within 200 feet of any entrance to a polling place on election day. Click here to read more about this.
The Lake House will open for voting at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Anyone in line at 7:00 pm will be able to vote. There will be cones outside The Lake House to designate where to stand in line and marks on the ground to indicate the 6′ social distance requirement.
-Submitted by George Reinhart, Precinct Clerk