Michael Blackwood, Staff Writer
The Presidential election is coming up soon, and many college students will be voting for the first time. It's easy to be confused by what to do and what not to do. According to Josiah Ecarma, who has worked at a polling station before, there are six things that people often do wrong.
1. Show up without a photo ID.
In South Carolina, a valid state issued photo ID, drivers license, or military ID is required to vote.
2. Leave without confirming every prompt.
For those using electronic voting booths, the voting machine will ask for a confirmation two or three times before it is completed and your vote is cast.
3. Ask the poll workers about their political views.
Come to polls with your own opinions and views, the poll workers are not allowed to discuss their own.
4. Bring in campaign paraphernalia.
Make sure to check which precinct you are registered for before going to vote. If you are unsure, you can check here.
6. Use your phone in the voting booth.
In South Carolina it is illegal to take a picture of a ballot or to talk while in the voting booth, so it is best to refrain from using a cell phone at all while in the booth.