A quick message that got to us after deadline:

It’s important to note that, as South Carolina does not have registration by party, registered voters may vote in either party’s primary, but not both. Also keep in mind that, in races where candidates from only one party are running for the seat, the election outcome will be decided in the June 10th State Primaries.

Registered voters may vote between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on June 10 at their assigned polling place. Persons who are qualified to vote an absentee ballot may do so by mail or in person. All it takes is a call to your county board of voter registration (listed in the telephone book) to request an absentee ballot application or get voter information.  Or you can log onto www.scvotes.org, the website for the SC State Elections Commission, for absentee voting procedures, as well as to check your voter registration and get complete election day information. You may vote absentee in person up to 5 p.m., Monday, June 9, at your county board of voter registration.  Or you may vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7 p.m., June 10.

For a listing and contact information for your elected officials—local, state and national—you can go to www.lwvsc.org, the LWVSC website, and click “Find Your Elected Officials.”

In order to make your vote count, you must cast it.  The challenges that our nation faces should renew our commitment to democratic systems of good government.  In 2008, there is no better way to show our national pride than to have 100 percent civic engagement by the voting-age residents of South Carolina.  Participate in your government. Let your voice be heard by exercising your right to vote. Democracy, like the American spirit, cannot be broken.