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To: Governor Henry McMaster

To Governor McMaster: Extend Vote by Mail to All South Carolina Voters

Issue an executive order or work with state legislators to extend voting by mail to all citizens of South Carolina with no excuse needed.

Why is this important?

The Covid-19 Pandemic is still going strong and scientists expect a second surge in the fall of 2020. With little testing and no vaccine in sight for Covid-19, voting in person will be risking your life. Already Wisconsin voters were forced to vote in person even though they asked for the election to be postponed until conditions were safer. Many then tested positive for the virus. We don't want that in South Carolina. Act now for the good of the entire state, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We should not have to risk our lives to vote.

How it will be delivered

I plan to email the signatures to Governor McMaster


2020-09-04 01:06:16 -0400

The SC Senate has passed a bill to allow anyone to vote absentee and vote by mail. And now it's up to the house.

2020-09-01 18:01:44 -0400

Hello friends and fellow voters. The legislature is due to meet in session on September 15. I'm slowly getting in touch with leaders in the State House and Senate. I just sent a PDF of the petition to staff in the office of Nikki Setzler, the minority leader of the senate. And I'm committed to delivering it to the other leaders; either by email or snail mail Please continue to remind your representatives and senators of what you want and need from them. I had just thought to include the minority leaders and I should have thought of them sooner. These are the people who may be most sympathetic to our request. Thank you for everything you do.

2020-08-27 15:32:36 -0400

I've received an email from one of the Governor's staff which I will share with all of you shortly by email. Essentially they say it is not up to the Governor although he issued an order for everyone to allowed to vote by mail in the June primaries. It is up to our state representatives. I will endeavor to get a copy of this petition to whoever it needs to go to in the State House and the State Senate when I get a download of the pdf version. Thanks so much for all you do and all you're doing to make sure everyone gets to vote in this very important election.

2020-07-09 16:00:59 -0400

As of today, I've had no response from the Governor regarding our petition. I plan to get in touch with my contact, Katherine Thomas, and figure out our next move.

2020-07-01 17:49:12 -0400

I just emailed the petition to Katherine Thomas, an administrator in the Governor's office. I want to thank you all heartily for helping us meet our goal with over 2100 signatures. We should have a response from the Governor in a short while. I'll keep you updated.

2020-07-01 13:35:47 -0400 We're over the top and still going. Thank you. One by one, we make a difference.

2020-07-01 12:36:08 -0400

Wow! I'm overcome with delight today! Thank you so much everybody for signing this petition. We've almost reached our goal. We planned on sending the petition this morning, but we're only five signatures shy of our original goal and we can't quit now.

2020-06-12 11:52:57 -0400

Thank you very much for your help, everybody. We're moving steadily toward our goal. Keep sharing.

2020-06-10 11:23:27 -0400

Hi Guys, thanks for your help. The problems with the primary vote yesterday make it clear that no excuse voting by mail is crucial. We've stalled just a little over four hundred signatures from our goal. We'd like to have 2,000 signatures before we send this petition to the Governor. If you haven't shared, please share.

2020-05-30 11:38:49 -0400

Hi Everybody, Thank you so much for signing and sharing. Thanks to your help, we getting there. Keep on doing what you do. June

2020-05-24 11:19:40 -0400

Hello and thank you for signing and sharing. As of today, Sun. May 24, we have 1, 442 signatures and after 15 days we're well in sight of our goal of 2,000.

2020-05-15 16:25:52 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-15 11:39:02 -0400

Right now we have 955 signatures. In this election during the pandemic we need and deserve to be able to vote by mail in safety. Thanks to everybody who signed. And thanks for sharing.

2020-05-12 23:17:29 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-05-10 15:38:09 -0400

There are now 189 signatures on this petition for voting by mail in SC. Please sign and share