Arthur Ravenel Bridge

How can I be assured that my vote is protected?

There are numerous checks and balances in the election process. There is rigorous and comprehensive testing performed on the hardware and software of the voting system and on each and every voting unit before the election as well as testing after the election. While the computers on which votes are recorded and tabulated are important, the election officials administering the elections are equally important. South Carolina's election officials are committed public servants who fully believe in the democratic process and the right of every individual to exercise the right to vote. Their integrity is beyond reproach. Additionally, South Carolina's poll managers are chosen for their trustworthiness and high integrity. They take an Oath of Office to uphold the public trust, once before Election Day and again on the morning of the election. These are the same poll managers in which you have placed your trust for years and years.