Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in South Carolina, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
South Carolina will hold its state primary election on June 9th. On May 13th, Governor McMaster expanded voting by mail for this election due to COVID-19. All voters are invited to vote-by-mail, and should request their absentee ballots by June 5th. Voters are to select Reason 18- State of Emergency as their excuse when requesting their ballot by-mail.
No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. Voters are asked to take an oath stating they did not participate in another primary when voting. See South Carolina Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
In 2020, the South Carolina Republican Party canceled the presidential primary election. Voters that want to engage in the party's process should consider the May 2nd Republican state convention.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: May 11th to June 8th (In-person absentee)
You can vote in-person at your county election office from May 11th to June 8th at 5 pm before the election, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than June 5th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day at 5 pm.
Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail and include your excuse.