ABOUT THIS STATE
Here are some fun things about South Carolina: beautiful beaches, tasty barbecue, a state dance called the “Carolina Shag.” Don't tell us. We reeeeally don't want to know. Instead, dance your way to the polls this year! Here's everything you need to know to be a voter in the Palmetto state this year.Be A Voter
Voter Registration Deadline (online)
Voter Registration Deadline (mail postmarked by)
Early Voting (excludes October 30)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request (recommended)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (returned by)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return (recommended)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (received by 7 p.m.)
How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I vote early?
Do I need an ID?
How do I cast my ballot?
SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…
Since 2020, there have been changes that will impact how you cast your ballot in South Carolina. Here are the differences you should keep an eye on:
When making a plan to vote…
- South Carolina now has early voting from 8:30am to 6:00pm from Monday to Saturday the two weeks before the Election. Go find your nearest early voting place, as casting an absentee ballot has become much harder!
- The absentee ballot application deadline has been moved up a week!
- When applying for an absentee ballot, you’ll need to include the last four digits of your SSN.
When casting your vote…
- Drop boxes have now been explicitly banned in South Carolina.
- You must show a form of photo ID when turning in your absentee ballot.
- If you help other people vote, you should know that you can no longer return more than five ballots other than your own.
- If you requested a mail ballot but are voting in-person, you’ll cast a provisional ballot unless you return the unvoted mail ballot.
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