The Orangeburg County Voter Registration and Elections Commission Monthly Meetings for July 15, 2014 has been canceled
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Voter Registration and Election Commission

The Office of Voter Registration and Election Commission provides the opportunity for all qualified citizens to register to vote, maintains an accurate database of registered voters, and acts as the absentee voting precinct in all Federal, State, and local elections held in the County. The Election Commission oversees the general conduct of all elections held in the County including recruitment and training of all poll workers, printing and distribution of all ballots, hearing of certain protested elections, and certification of all elections. The mission of the Orangeburg County Voter Registration and Election Commission is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections, and have the assurance that their votes will count. Below are general Voter Registration forms. If you have any questions, please contact the Voter Registration and Election Commission office via the Contact Form on the bottom of the page.


Citizens's Guide to Voting Systems

The Citizens' Guide to Voting Systems has been implemented to make it easy for residents to learn about the voting systems used in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Voter Registration has a step-by-step guide for taking users through the voting process. For additional information, please visit the SCVotes.org page:1-2-3 Vote!


Poll Worker Information

The staff at the Orangeburg County Voter Registration and Election Commission office is constantly recruiting new poll workers for each election. Poll Workers are trained prior to each election. Poll workers are paid for attending a training session and for working on election day. Poll Workers are given the chance to serve the community and become involved in the democratic process. A Poll Worker's responsibility on election day includes: Processing of voters, Ballot distribution, Operation of the voting machines, Compliance with the election laws, and General assistance to the voters. In order to qualify as a Poll Worker, you must meet the following critera: You must be a registered voter in Orangeburg County or in an adjoining county (Calhoun, Colleton, Dorchester etc.). You must be willing and able to attend a Poll Worker Training Session (2-3 hours), You must be prepared to work the ENTIRE Election Day, from 6:15 am until 7:30 pm (or later, if necessary), You must be able to remain non-partisan and neutral while working an election. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Poll Worker Application. You can email the Poll Worker Applicaion to voters@Orangeburgcounty.org with the subject, Poll Worker Application, or fax them to the number below with a cover letter reading Poll Worker Application. When your application is received, you will be added to our mailing list. We will keep you informed of upcoming Poll Worker Training Sessions and Elections. Below are the Poll Manager's Handbook and Application. For more information on how you can become a poll worker in Orangeburg County, please contact the Voter Registration and Election Commission office via the Contact Form on the bottom of the page.


Voter Registration and Election Commission Contact Info

The Voter Registration and Election Commission's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM excluding County holidays.

Voter Registration and Election Commission Office

  • County Admin. Building (2nd Floor - Room 201)
  • 1437 Amelia Street
  • Orangeburg S.C., 29115
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Drawer 9000
  • Orangeburg S.C., 29116

Election Commission:

  • Chairman Commissioner
  • Jimmy M. Johnson, Jr.
  • Phone: (803) 378-5981
  • Secretary Comm'r
  • Gayle M. Brown
  • Phone: (803) 533-7921
  • Commissioner
  • Cornelius O. Sumpter
  • Phone: (803) 347-3994
  • Commissioner
  • Katherine G. John
  • Phone: (803) 492-3144
  • Commissioner
  • Rose Carson
  • Phone: (803) 829-2696
  • Commissioner
  • Broadus Jamerson III
  • Phone: (803) 534-2286
  • Commissioner
  • Brenda Etheredge
  • Phone: (803) 536-5232

Voter Registration:

  • Director, Voter Registration & Elections
  • Aurora Smalls
  • Phone: (803) 533-6213
  • Email: asmalls@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Voter Registration Clerk
  • Jolena Branch
  • Phone: (803) 533-6211
  • Email: voters@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Voter Registration Clerk
  • Tonia Whetstone
  • Phone: (803) 533-6211
  • Email: twhetstone@OrangeburgCounty.org
  • Voter Registration Clerk
  • Delphine Woodridge
  • Phone: (803) 533-6214
  • Email: voters@OrangeburgCounty.org