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.
Your application for voter registration must be postmarked by Oct. 5th. If submitting online, you’ll need to do so by 11:59pm on Oct. 4th. At this time, you must have an excuse to vote by mail in the November general election.
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: Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd (In-person absentee)
You can vote in-person at your county election office from Oct. 5th-Nov. 2nd 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 Oct. 30th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day at 7 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.