Voter ID
in South Carolina

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for South Carolina

South Carolina voters must provide ID to vote. The following are accepted:

  • South Carolina. Driver’s License
  • South Carolina DMV ID Card
  • South Carolina Voter Registration Card with photo
  • Federal Military ID with photo
  • U.S. Passport
  *If voter has a reasonable impediment to obtaining Photo ID, they may list that impediment and present current non-photo voter registration card, and sign an affidavit so the provisional ballot will count.

Voter ID Details

If voting by-mail voter does not need to submit ID with application or with ballot, but they must have their signature witnessed. The voter signature will be compared to signature on the voter registration form.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You may vote a provisional ballot that will count only if you show your Photo ID to the county voter registration and elections office prior to certification of the election (usually Thursday or Friday after the election).

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)