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Voting: How to Vote

Information on registering and voting in elections in South Carolina.

Upcoming elections:

Statewide General Election November 8th 2022

 

See the SC Schedule of Elections for information on statewide elections: 

https://scvotes.gov/elections-statistics/upcoming-elections/

 

To find a state or local election website, visit here:

https://www.usa.gov/election-office

 

View Results of the General Election 

 

How can I vote in South Carolina?


In-person

To vote in-person you must do these things:

For more information on voting in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Voting Information Page.

 

Provisional ballot

If you forget to bring your photo ID, you may vote by provisional ballot. 

If you are challenged on your right to vote, you may still vote by provisional ballot. 

Please make sure you cast your provisional ballot in the correct precinct. Votes in the wrong precinct will not be counted!

 

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting allows to you vote before the election if you anticipate you will not be able to vote at your polling place on election day. 

  • To vote absentee your ballot must returned by: 2022 General Election November 8th 7:00 PM. By mail or personal delivery.

  • Please visit SCVote Absentee Voting page for more information on how to request your absentee ballot. 

 

Early Voting

South Carolina now offers early voting. Any registered voter can visit an early voting site within their county to vote. The voter must provide a photo ID. Visit the SC Votes Early Voting page for more information.

  • Statewide General Elections:

    • Monday, 15 days prior to election day, through Saturday, three days prior to election day. 
    • 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Closed Sundays and state holidays.

 

  • All Other Elections and Primaries:
    • Monday, 15 days prior to election day, through Friday, four days prior to election day. 
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Closed Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays.

 

  • Runoffs:
    • Wednesday, six days prior to election day, through Friday, four days prior to election day. 
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Closed on state holidays

 

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS


Check your South Carolina voter registration Status

If you need to check your registration in another state visit Can I Vote

South Carolina does NOT automatically register voters, nor does the state allow same-day registration. Make sure to check registration date requirements for upcoming elections.

Where is my polling location?


Find your South Carolina polling locationYou must be registered to vote to find your polling place.

If you need to check your polling place in another state visit Can I Vote

When can I vote?


Polls in South Carolina are open 7 AM to 7 PM.

You can find voting information for other states on their Election Office Website. 

Disfranchisement


Dis(en)franchisement is the revocation of the right to vote. One of the most common ways a person becomes disfranchised is through criminal conviction. Each state can have their own regulations on voting regarding felony convictions. For more information visit South Carolina Voter Registration Information

Physical disabilities such as vision and hearing impairment are protected from disfranchisement through the ADA and other laws. Visit ADA.gov for more information.