The deadline to register vote in South Carolina is: Received 30 days before the election.
To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:
- be a United States citizen -be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
- be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
- not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
- not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
- have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.
There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.
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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.
When can I vote in South Carolina?
Early Voting InformationIn-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No
You may be eligible to vote in-person prior to the election at your county voter registration office until the day before the election..
You may also be eligible to vote absentee by mail in advance of the election. You must request an absentee ballot by 5:00 pm on the 4th day before the election; and your voted ballot must be received by by your county registration office by 7:00 pm on Election Day (either by mail or in-person). To find out if you are eligible, request a mail-in your absentee ballot, or get more information, click here.
Voting Hours on Election DayThe polls are open from:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.
What do you need to bring?
You must have one of the following items to vote on Election Day:
- Voter Registration Card*
- Driver's License
- DMV-issued ID Card
*If you registered to vote by mail, are voting for the first time, and did not submit proof of ID with your application - you must provide additional identification than just your voter registration card. You'll need a valid photo ID or document that has your current name and address.
For more information, contact your state election office.