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 voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 5th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county elections office, on Election Day, or vote by mail in South Carolina.
Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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.
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 to 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 no later than Oct. 24th. 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.