South Carolina

Voting in South Carolina

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

New Voter Registration

  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 2, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Sun Oct 4, 2020 11:59pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00pm EST

In-Person Absentee Voting

  • Mon Oct 5, 2020 – Mon Nov 2, 2020 5:00pm EST

Early Voting

Early voting consists of completing and casting an absentee ballot at the voter registration office in your county of residence. You may vote absentee in-person up until 5pm on the day before the election.

Voter Registration

To register to vote in South Carolina you should provide:

  • Your South Carolina Driver’s License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
  • Your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement

ID is not required if you are 65 or older, have a temporary or permanent physical disability, are a member of the active uniformed services or merchant marine who is absent from the county for active duty, or a spouse or dependent thereof, or are currently living outside the U.S. but otherwise eligible to vote

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Denise Ragin

Denise Ragin

South Carolina State Liaison

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