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
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Place your voted ballot in the accompanying “Ballot Herein” envelope, place that in the return envelope provided.
Sign the return envelope in the presence of a witness.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
South Carolina early voting
If you can't vote in person on Election Day and are eligible to vote by absentee ballot you can vote absentee in-person as soon as ballots are available. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Office.
Absentee in-person voting ends 5 p.m. the day before Election Day.
South Carolina voter ID
You must bring one of the following photo IDs with you to vote early in person or on Election Day:
South Carolina driver’s license
South Carolina ID card with a photo
US Armed Forces ID with a photo
If you can’t get an ID for one of the following reasons, you can bring your non-photo voter registration card and certify that you can’t get an ID:
Disability or illness
Lack of transportation
Lack of birth certificate
Family responsibilities or a conflict with work schedule
A religious objection to being photographed
Any other obstacle that the voter determines is a “reasonable” obstacle to obtaining a photo ID
Absentee voters do not need to provide ID when voting by mail.
Absentee voters do need to provide the same type of ID as in-person voters when voting by absentee ballot in person.
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.