People with disabilities must be able to cast their vote safely during the pandemic. Their votes must be counted. Our elected officials are meeting in September to make changes to election rules during the pandemic. The general assembly should consider the following changes:
- Permit all South Carolinian’s to vote absentee
- Eliminating the requirement for a witness signature on absentee ballots
- Authorize ballot drop boxes in every county
- Extend the time counties have to count ballots that came in by mail.
If you want to ensure the safety of voters during the General Election, tell your legislators!
You can find your representatives and their contact information here: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/
P&A and the SC DisAbilty Voting Coalition has produced a new video on voting safely during the pandemic. The video reviews how to apply for and vote by absentee ballots.