Voter registration, photo ID drives set for Pickens County

COUNTY — The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission wants to help citizens register to vote prior to the October 5th Registration Deadline and to obtain the necessary photo identification to prepare for the November 5, 2013 municipal elections in Central, Easley, Liberty, Norris, and Pickens. To accomplish this, the Commission will conduct Voter Registration & Voter ID Drives at which citizens will be able to register to vote, have their photo taken, and have their new Photo Voter Registration Cards mailed to them.

The Voter Registration and Voter ID Drives will be at the following Pickens County Library locations:

October 1, 2013

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Road, Easley, S.C. 29640;

October 3, 2013

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch, 105 Commons Way, Central, S.C. 29630;

October 2, 2013

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarlin Community Branch, 15 S. Palmetto Street; Liberty, SC 29657;

October 4, 2013

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Village Branch, 124 N. Catherine Street, Pickens, SC 29671;

Attire and Appearance of Voter ID Applicants:

1. The person being photographed cannot wear caps, hats, scarves or other head coverings. The exceptions to this rule are head coverings for religious or medical reasons. In all cases, no item or attire should cover or otherwise obscure any part of the face.

2. The person being photographed cannot wear face veils, stage make-up, disguises, masks or any other article that would obstruct the full face front view and/or any prominent distinguishing facial characteristics and/or markings- examples: tattoos, scars, birth marks or moles.

3. Hair cannot obstruct voter’s eyes and facial features.

4. The person being photographed cannot wear sunglasses or any other eye covering or protection that would obstruct the eyes- Exceptions are glasses with prescription lenses (not sunglasses) or eye patches worn for medical reasons. Eye patches, dark glasses, and nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless the voter is required to have them for medical reasons. A medical certificate will be required.

Note: At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he/she is purposely altering his/her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his/her voting identity.