Court OKs SC voter ID law for 2013
The U-S District Court for the District of Columbia gave its approval yesterday to a new law requiring South Carolina voters to present a government-issued identification card with a photo in order to vote. Under the order, the law goes into effect for elections held on or after January 1, 2013. According to the state Elections Commission, the new photo ID provisions will not be in effect for the November 6, 2012 General Elections. That means, for the rest of this year, voters must continue to provide one the following forms of ID to vote in person: SC Driver’s License; SC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ID Card; SC Voter Registration Card. Beginning in 2013, a specific ID with a photo kicks in.