2020 GENERAL ELECTION
South Carolina requires an excuse to vote by mail. People who can vote absentee include:
A full list of qualifying reasons and the absentee ballot request form are available at: www.scvotes.org/absentee-voting.
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.