COVID-19 info

  • All registered voters are allowed to apply for and cast an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election.
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, the last preceding day that the county board of voter registration and elections is open.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Election Day Registration:


South Carolina voter registration rules

To register in South Carolina you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • be a resident of South Carolina, and live in the county and precinct where you are registering
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • never have been convicted of a felony or offense against Election Day laws, or if previously convicted, have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent

South Carolina voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.