The general election is Nov 3, 2020
South Carolina, here’s all the info you need to know!
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Important Dates to know, south carolina!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of South Carolina
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- Live in the precinct in which you want to vote
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
- You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
- You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
- Complete Social Security Number
- Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.
Can I vote if I have a record?
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
Students who lived in South Carolina before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their South Carolina voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ South Carolina address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in South Carolina should be able to register and vote at their school address if they meet the following requirements. In South Carolina, to establish voting residency in your college town, you need to have abandoned your prior home—that is, moved away without any intention of moving back, even if you visit occasionally—and you need to have the intent to make your college town your home, even if you do not intend to stay there after graduation.
Will I need ID?
- Your South Carolina Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
- Your Social Security Number
- Current and Valid Photo ID
- Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
- Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement
- Valid South Carolina Driver's License
- Valid South Carolina Voter ID Card with Photo
- Valid ID Issued by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
- Valid US Passport
- Valid Military ID