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Voting Guide

Check your status

You should check your voter registration status, even if you have already registered and voted before, by going to this link:

Check My Voter Registration
 

Registration

HOW TO REGISTER

Register Online - Click here for online voter registration

Register by mail, email, fax - Download a voter registration formcomplete it, and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email.

Register in person - Visit your county board of voter registration and register in person. You can also register while receiving services at various agencies including the Department of Motor Vehicles. See a complete list of agencies providing voter registration under the National Voter Registration Act.

WHO CAN REGISTER

In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to 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 in the county and precinct in which you are registering
  • 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.

WHEN TO REGISTER

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.

You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible. If the deadline falls on a Sunday or U.S. Postal Service holiday, the postmark deadline is extended to the next day that is not a Sunday or holiday. 

Identification

IN-PERSON VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

You must bring one of the following photo IDs with you to vote early in person or on Election Day:

  • South Carolina driver's license
  • South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • South Carolina voter registration ID card
  • US military ID with a photo
  • US passport