South Carolina Voter Info

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

Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM EST
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in South Carolina if you:
  • 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 are NOT eligible to vote in South Carolina if:
  • 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
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Complete Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • 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?

To register to vote in South Carolina you should provide:
  • Your South Carolina Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
  • Your Social Security Number
If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement
In South Carolina, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • 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

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South Carolina Voter Info

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