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South Carolina

South Carolina General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

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How do I vote?
30 days ago

Registration deadline

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in South Carolina

When do I need to register to vote in South Carolina?

South Carolinians must have been registered to vote by Sunday, October 7th.

How do I register to vote in South Carolina?

South Carolina has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in South Carolina

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in South Carolina?

To register as a voter in South Carolina, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of South Carolina
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not determined to be mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not currently in prison as a result of a conviction
  • Not convicted of an election-related felony offense (unless you have served the entire sentence, or had voting rights restored)
How to Vote

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the South Carolina Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in South Carolina open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.

Can I vote by mail?

South Carolinians can only vote absentee if they:

  • Are a student away for college (or their spouse residing with them)
  • Are a member of the military (or their spouse residing with them)
  • Are prvented from going to the polls due to work, vacation,
  • Are away from your county due to vacation
  • Are sick or disabled, or their caretaker
  • Are 65+ years old
  • Are confined to jail or a pre-trial facility, pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Had a death in the family within 3 days of Election Day

Vote by mail in South Carolina by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by November 2nd,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in South Carolina or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter ID is required in South Carolina. The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • South Carolina Driver's license or other South Carolina issued photo ID
  • South Carolina Voter Registration card with photo
  • Military ID
  • US Passport

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in South Carolina.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the South Carolina Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: South Carolina Elections Office
Phone: (803) 734-9060

Having problems at the polls?

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