How to Vote

Voting should be easy for everybody

Information on how, when and where to vote in South Carolina can be found at www.scvotes.org.  This includes detailed instruction, downloadable brochures, and videos.

Remember, You muSt be registered to vote 30 Days PRIOR to an election.


Where to Vote

There are several places you can cast your ballot depending on your situation.  Most people will vote in person at the polling place on their voter registration card.

Find Your Polling Place

Absentee

Assisted Voting

Bring Your Photo ID

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS ARE NOW IN EFFECT
When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

Click here for information on getting a free photo ID card.

When to Vote

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Elections are typically held in June and November.

Find your  upcoming elections

Contact your County registration and Elections office
View the Statewide election schedule

Voting Machines

All 46 South Carolina counties use direct recording electronic voting machines.

Download the 3-2-1 Vote Brochure
Watch a How to Vote Video