Last updated on October 8, 2019

South Carolina voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration:

N/A

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.