We've gotten reports that some College of Charleston students had trouble voting with some controversy over student I.D. cards.
Here's the law:
You must have one of these three things to vote:
1. A South Carolina driver's license (even if you are registered here and have a license from another state you can't use that license at the polls.)
2. A South Carolina picture I.D. issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
2. A voter registration card from South Carolina.
A college I.D. is useless without a voter registration card and is unnecessary with one. You do not need a photo I.D. of any kind if you have a valid voter registration card UNLESS you are voting for the first time and did not submit proof of ID with your voter registration application. In that case, an additional form of photo identification, such as a driver's license, will be required.
From what we are hearing, some places were not allowing that additional form of identification to be a C of C student card. Dean of Students Jeri Cabot cleared that up in an e-mail, after speaking with Election Commission officials.A student photo I.D. is proof enough.