- Be a United States Citizen
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election
- Be a resident of South Carolina
- Not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
- Not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
- Have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
Can select party affiliation at the polls.
- County election office
- Division of motor vehicles
- Aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) offices
- Medicaid offices
- Food stamp offices
- Women, infants and children (WIC) benefits offices
- Agencies that provide services to people with disabilities
Voters can begin applying as early as January 1 to vote absentee for any election held during that same year.
You can request an absentee ballot application form online.
If applying by mail, the county voter registration office must receive your application no later than four days prior to the election. If you wish, you may apply and vote in person up until 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.