Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register/update: OCTOBER 3, 2020
Link to Application:https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check Voter Registration Here:
Update Registration Here:
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
- Correct Political Party preference
3. Order your mail ballot
Deadline for absentee mail ballot application: Must be received by October 13, 2020 4pm
We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.
Request Mail-In Ballot Here: https://www.scvotes.gov/absentee-voting
Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot:
received by november 3, 2020
4. Early voting information
- South Carolina does not currently permit early voting or no-excuse absentee voting.
- Voter information, video tutorials and other links can be found on the South Carolina Election Commission website here: https://www.scvotes.gov/south-carolina-voting-information-page.
- For updates relating to changes in voting rules due to Covid-19 please visit: https://www.scvotes.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates?_ga=2.25191673.53420699.1596316301-79905524.1596316301
5. Be a poll worker
- Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Poll workers must be 16 years old or over, and a registered voter (if 18 or older) in their county
- To sign up: https://www.scvotes.gov/poll-manager-information
6. Additional Questions?