May 28, 2024

Cast Your Ballot Ahead of Time for the June Primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 23, 2024) – As the S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) gears up for the upcoming June Primaries, they are encouraging registered voters to jumpstart their participation by voting early. “You don’t have to wait until Election Day, June 11th, to cast your ballot,” says Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “You can vote at any early voting center in your county and vote just like you would at your polling place on Election Day.”

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May 9,2024

Jasper County earns $1.25 million grant

Jasper County earns $1.25 million grant to study, improve stormwater drainage, protect waterways

Armed with a $1.25 million FEMA grant, Jasper County leaders are launching a major study of stormwater management and ways to reduce contamination of area waters from current and future development. See More


May 2, 2024

June Statewide Primaries and Runoffs are Just Around the Corner

https://scvotes.gov/june-statewide-primaries-and-runoffs-are-just-around-the-corner/

 

June Statewide Primaries and Runoffs are Just Around the Corner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 2, 2024) –As South Carolina prepares for the 2024 June Primaries and Runoffs, the State Election Commission wants to highlight some essential dates and deadlines for voters to remember. This period is also a prime time for voters to educate themselves on the candidates and issues so they can be ready to make their voices heard when it’s time to cast their ballot.

Important registration dates & deadlines:

The 2024 June Primaries are on Tuesday, June 11 for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. You can vote in either Primary, but not both.

  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Friday, May 10.
  • The deadline to register to vote online or by fax or email is Sunday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m.
  • The deadline to register to vote by mail is Monday, May 13 (must be postmarked by this date).

Register to vote with a few easy steps!

  • You can register to vote online at scVOTES.gov (requires a Driver’s License or DMV ID).
  • You can download a voter registration form, complete it, and return it to your county voter registration office by mail, fax, or email.
  • You can register in person by visiting your county voter registration office or while receiving services at the DMV and other state agencies.

Already registered? Be sure it’s up to date by checking your voter registration information.

  • If you have moved within your county, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration.
  • If you have moved from one county another, you must register in your new county by the deadline to eligible to vote.

Choose how you want to vote!

Vote Early

The early voting period for Primaries starts on Tuesday, May 28, and ends Friday, June 7. Early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Vote Absentee

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Primaries is May 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Vote on Election Day

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Additional Reminders

  • Find your sample ballot, voting locations, and more information on voter registration and elections by visiting scVOTES.gov or by contacting your county voter registration office.
  • Download our Voter Go-To Guides and check out our voter FAQs to help you Prep for the Polls.
  • Keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, and X.


April 15,2024

Church Road Drainage Project


February 1, 2024

Improve 911 response and align with ZIP code changes

Jasper County updating addresses to improve 911 response and align with ZIP code changes

To improve response times and finding the right home in an emergency, Jasper County leaders are updating residential addresses in their new Geographic Information System and 9-1-1 service.

The Zip code data was provided by the state’s Department of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs office. That state office maintains databases of address information from state agencies such as the SC Department of Motor Vehicles and the Voter Registration Office. Click here for the full story


January 19, 2024

Vote Early or Absentee in 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary

Vote Early or Absentee in 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary

Posted on January 19, 2024

COLUMBIA, SC (January 19, 2024)- The State Election Commission is encouraging voters to seize the opportunity to vote early in the upcoming Democratic Presidential Primary. You don’t have to wait until Election Day, February 3, to vote. You can vote at any early voting center in your county starting next week!

Vote Early

•The early voting period starts on Monday, January 22, and ends Friday, February 2. (Closed Sunday, January 28.)

•Early voting centers are open 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. during the early voting period.

•Voters will be asked to present Photo ID when checking in to vote.

•Visit scVOTES.gov or contact your county elections office to find a list of early voting locations.

Vote Absentee

•Qualified voters can vote absentee by mail. An example of a qualified voter could be a person with a physical disability or someone who is age 65 or older.

oTo see a full list of qualifying reasons to vote absentee, visit the absentee voting page on scVOTES.gov.

•The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23.

•To vote absentee by mail, get your application by contacting your county elections office.

•After you receive and vote your ballot, be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have your signature witnessed.

oAnyone age 18 or older can witness your signature. A notary is not necessary.

•Return your ballot by mail or personal delivery as soon as possible.

oBallots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, February 3.

oBallots returned by mail should be mailed no later than one week prior to Election Day to help ensure timely delivery.

oYou must present Photo ID if returning an absentee ballot in person.

•Find more information about at scVOTES.gov on how an Immediate Family Member or Authorized Representative can assist you with requesting and returning your absentee ballot.

Make sure you Prep for the Polls

•See who will be on your ballot by checking a copy of your sample ballot.

•Find FAQs and our Voter Go-To Guides for the 2024 Presidential Primaries.

•Find contact information for your county elections office


January 5, 2024

Jasper County makes huge strides in 2023 and more coming in 2024

Airport upgrades, I-95 widening, major infrastructure improvements key to Jasper County in 2023-24

Continuing expansion of the Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport, including an enlarged parking apron for planes, a fuel farm and automated weather station, and the first steps toward widening Interstate 95 through Jasper County were among major infrastructure improvements across the county in 2023.

For 2024, county leaders expect to find a site for the BMX bike tract project, finalize construction of the airport’s fuel farm, address concerns about the animal shelter, adopt new growth management policies, and begin the Pratt Memorial Library renovation project in Ridgeland. Click here for the full story


August 23,2023

Finance report earns major honors

Jasper County Finiance Office earns major honor for annual complrehensive financial report

Jasper County's annual comprehensive finance report for Fiscal Year 2021-22 eared the highest award from the Government Finance Office Association of the United States and Canada, the county learned this week.

The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the igh standards of the program, which includes demonstratin a constructive "sprit of full disclosure" ro clearly communicate its financial story click for full story


July 5, 2023

New Jasper County Treasurer take office

New Jasper County treasurer takes office, begins prioritizing opportunities for improvement

Michael Skinner, Jasper County's newly-elected treasurer, took office July 1 and is working to lay out his plan for improvement and upgrades to services provided by his office.

Jasper County residents are encouraged to conduct as much business online with the treasurer's office until at least July 17 due to Skinner's transition and changes in the office. Click here for full story

https://www.jaspercountysc.gov/treasurer/home


June 7, 2023

Emergency Services to survey community

Jasper County Emergency Services to survey community on performance as part of five-year strategic planning effort

Jasper County residents soon will have the opportunity to share their perceptions about fire rescue and emergency services offered across the county, including Hardeeville and Ridgeland.

The online survey is simple and takes less than five minutes to complete, said Russell Wells, Director of Emergency Services for the county.

"This is an important first step in our process, but it's only a first step"Click herefor the full story


May 22, 2023

Temporary development stop

Jasper County Council gives initial OK to temporary development stop in northern corner of county

Jasper County leaders Monday night gave preliminary approval to a 270 - day halt to large residential subdivisions, commercial development, and signage within the Euhaw Broad River area of northern Jasper County

"We have seen tremendous development growth over the past decade, and Council wants to step back, let our planners do their work to update the Comprehensive Plan, and come back with recommendations on smart growth and where theat should best occure," County Administrator Andrew Fulghum said.

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May 18, 2023

Grant to ease street flooding

Drainage and street flooding near Hardeeville to be addressed by Jasper County & multi-million-dollar grants

Years of street flooding damage during heavy rains around Hardeeville soon will be addressed through a multi-million-dollar improvement plan funded by $2.8 millon in state and federal grants

"This is a large scale project that we have been putting together since 2017" click here for the full story


May 3 , 2023

Affordable House

Beaufort - Jasper Housing Trust Fund

The Beaufort Jasper Housing Trust (BJHT) is seeking interested and qualified applicants to apply for financing to support affordable and workforce housing in the Beaufort and Jasper County areas. The Beaufort Jasper Housing Trust was created by 8 jurisdictions in response to the need for affordable homes throughout the Lowcountry

CommunityWorks is the trust administrator / manager and will be supporting the proposal process, all underwriting, any any companion / additional lending for applicants chosen to move through this process. Developers interested in accessing funds through the Beaufort Jasper Housing Trust should visit the following web page to review the Term Sheet, complete the Letter of Intent form, and submit the project's development, budget, pro forma, and sources and uses to the CommunityWorks Regional Program Director by emailing
bmole@cwcarolina.org

All documents are to be submitted by 5:00 pm on May 15th for consideration

https://Communityworkscarolina.org/beaufort-jasper-housing-trust


May 1, 2023

Travel and tourism

Travel and tourism inject millions to Jasper County annually, impacting upgrades to roads and airports.

Travel and tourism inject about $10 million annually into the Jasper County economy, making it a huge factor in local and state decision about roads, airports and other infrastructure.

State wide, tourism is a $23.8 billion industry, supports one in every 10 SC jobs, and generates $1.8 billion in state and local taxes. Full story


March 30, 2023

Heavy Equipment Operators

Jasper County is hiring equipment operators

Equipment operators are needed to help Jasper County maintain roads and drainage ditches, repair vehicles, and run motor graders, dozers, loaders, excavators, backhoes, tratrors and other heavy equipment. Click here for more information


February 6, 2023

Veterans Affairs

Jasper County School District - RASE - MJROTC

Had a successful Job Shadowing experience with Jasper County Veteran affairs Director - Alton Jenkins on February 2, 2023


March 8, 2024

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