Voter Registration

Register Online: Click here for online voter registration.
Requires S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID. If you have moved, you must first update your address with the DMV. 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.

Voting Absentee

Photo ID is required to vote absentee in person.  Photo ID is not required to vote absentee by mail.

Click here to find out who can vote absentee

Voting Absentee in Person:

Step 1: Visit your county voter registration office.

Step 2: Complete an application.

Step 3. Cast your ballot. 

County offices will be open for in-person absentee voting beginning on September 28 for the 2020 General Election. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.  Rules for photo ID required to vote at the polling place apply.

Additional in-person absentee locations are available in some counties for some elections.

Voting Absentee By Mail:

Step 1:  Get your application.

     Get the application online.   You must be able to print your application.


     Call or email your county voter registration office.  You will be mailed an application.

Step 2:  Complete, sign and return the application to your county voter registration office as soon as possible by email, mail, fax, or personal delivery. Return your application at least two weeks before election day to provide time for receiving and returning your ballot by mail.The deadline to return your application is 5:00 p.m. on the fourth day prior to the election. WARNING: Applying late puts your ballot at risk of not being returned by the deadline.

Step 3:  Receive your absentee ballot in the mail. Voters who have applied early will be mailed their absentee ballot approximately 30 days before the election.

Step 4:  Vote and return the ballot to your county voter registration office either by mail or personal delivery.  Place the ballot in the “ballot here-in” envelope and place the “ballot here-in” envelope in the return envelope.  Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have your signature witnessed.  Anyone can witness your signature.  A notary is not necessary.

Ballots must be received by the county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on election day.Ballots returned by mail should be mailed no later than one week prior to election day to help ensure timely delivery.

Dates & Polling Places

Look up your Polling Place here

To Vote in Person: Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.
Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election.