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South Carolina

In South Carolina elections are overseen by the South Carolina Election Commission.

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

REGISTERING TO VOTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA:

  • Register online with an SC driver’s license, by mail, or in person.

  • Registration deadlines are in early October, but differ depending on how you register.

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in any party’s primary.

 

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Early In Person (Voters may fill out an absentee ballot in person at their local county election office. Ballots must be in by 5:00pm the day before the election.)

  • By Mail / Absentee (Absentee ballots can be requested by mail up until the Friday before Election Day. Ballots must be returned by 7:00 pm on Election Day.  NOTE: ID is not required for mail-in absentee voting.)

     

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • ID is required to vote.

    • Acceptable forms of ID include SC Driver’s License or DMV ID card, US Passport, Military ID issued by federal government, or an SC Voter Registration card.

    • Voters who are unable to obtain valid photo ID due to a “reasonable impediment” may list the reason, sign an affidavit, and vote on a provisional ballot.

    • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.     

  • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm 

  • State Election Commission Phone Number: (803) 734-9060