VOTE! Your Voice Matters – South Carolina

South Carolina Voter Registration Information

Register Online – Click here for online voter registration

Register by mail, email, fax – Download a voter registration formcomplete it, and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email.

Who Can Register?

In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
  • be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.

What address do I use?

You must register at the address where you reside.  For guidance in determining what residence to claim for voter registration purposes, see S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-1-25.

When can I register?

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.

You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.

Get Your Sample Ballot

Click here to access your personal sample ballot.

Photo ID

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

Click here to learn more about photo ID required at the polling place.

Absentee Voting

Qualified voters can vote absentee in person or by mail.  Photo ID is required to vote absentee in person.  Photo ID is not required to vote absentee by mail.

Click here for information on absentee voting.

Check Your Vote

Check the status of your provisional ballot.

Check the status of your absentee ballot.

Straight Party Voting

Click here to learn how straight party voting works in S.C.

Find Your Precinct

Download a List of Polling Places & Addresses

When to Vote

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

 

 

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