The smallest and most important political unit in a state's political party is the precinct. The precinct is comprised of registered voters totaling between 500 - 1500 people (although some precincts in Beaufort County include over 3000 people). The precinct is the unit that is organized to support Democratic candidates and get out the vote on election day.
Precincts are often organized around a central polling place where people actually cast their ballot. Due to the growth of the population in Beaufort County in recent years, many precincts share the same polling location. In Beaufort County, there are 88 precincts:
North of the Broad: 38
South of the Broad: 44
Sun City: 6
Note, that Sun City is in both Beaufort County and Jasper County and that there is a Jasper County precinct within Sun City.
There is a bill currently pending in the South Carolina State Legislature that would add three (3) additional precincts to the Bluffton area, but at this time the bill has failed to pass the South Carolina State Senate. Updates on the legislation when the state legislature reconvenes in January will be posted here.
Beaufort County Precincts
Each precinct has its own organization with a captain or coordinator as well as other official roles all focused on organizing that precinct to maximize the participation of Democratic voters. Beaufort County precincts are currently being organized in preparation for the 2020 elections. A list of current Precinct Captains is listed here:
All Precinct Captains are members of the Beaufort County Democratic Party Executive Committee which meets monthly in Oaktie, SC.
If you are interested in serving in an official capacity, please contact us and indicate on the form you would like to be involved. In numbers, we are stronger.
TO FIND YOUR PRECINCT - click on "Find My Precinct and enter your first and last name and date of birth. The link will take you to your voter registration file which lists both your precinct number and your polling location.