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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

Ways to Vote


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all registered South Carolina voters can register for an absentee ballot for the November 3 election using the “State of Emergency” excuse.
  • Applications to vote by mail must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 24 if submitted by mail, or 5:00 p.m. on October 30 if submitted in person.


South Carolina requires an excuse to vote by mail. People who can vote absentee include:

  • Students attending school outside their county of residence;
  • Persons with physical disabilities;
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day;
  • Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day;
  • Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day;
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons; and
  • Persons age 65 years of age or older.

A full list of qualifying reasons and the absentee ballot request form are available at:

Requests for an absentee ballot must be submitted to your county voter registration office by 5 p.m. on the fourth day before Election Day and may be submitted by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery.

Completed absentee ballots must be received by your county voter registration office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.


You may also request and cast an absentee ballot at your county voter registration office in person up until 5 p.m. the day before Election Day. The same voter ID rules for in-person voting (see above) apply when requesting an absentee ballot in person.


Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have the right to vote.

Where to Vote, Check Your Vote, Sample Ballot


Check the status of your provisional ballot.

Check the status of your absentee ballot.