South Carolina voters will have an extra 10 days to register to vote after a judge agreed to an extension in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Florence. This is believed to be the first time South Carolina has ever extended state voter registration deadlines.
Make your voice heard and register to vote before it’s too late. Now South Carolina voters in all 46 counties have until Oct. 17 to register in person, online or by mail.
3 Ways to Register
1- Register Online – Click here for online voter registration, or
- Requires S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID
- If you have moved, you must first update your residence address with DMV
2- Register by mail, email, fax – Download a voter registration form, complete it, and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email, or
3- Register in person – Visit your county board of voter registration and register in person.
2018 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
- Registration by Mail: Must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 17.
- Online Voter Registration: Register before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.
- Applications submitted by fax or email: Must be received by county voter registration office before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.
- In-person applications at county voter registration offices: Most county offices will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Check locally for specific hours.
VOTE NOVEMBER 6th
County Boards of Voter Registration Contact Information
Download a Voter Registration Application
Who Can Register?
In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:
- be a United States citizen -be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
- be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
- 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.
There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.
Check My Voter Registration Information
Note: When checking your voter registration information, you must provide your name, county and date of birth as it appears on your voter registration card in order to view your information.
Update My Voter Registration Information
If you have a S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID card, you can update your address using the online voter registration application. If you haven’t updated your DMV address, you must do that first:
Update your voter registration address
If your voter registration information has changed (name, address, etc.), and you still live within the same county, you may update your voter registration information using this form. If you have moved to a different county, you will need to re-register in your new county (see How to Register above).
Students may register to vote where they reside while attending college.
Many college students who live on campus receive their mail at a campus post office box. These students must register at the physical address of their dormitory. The student’s P.O. Box can be provided for mailing and contact purposes.
Voter Registration Drives
If you are planning a voter registration drive at an institution of higher learning, please make sure you have the National Voter Registration Application for students who maintain their residency outside of South Carolina. For a list of addresses of Election Commissions throughout the country please see the Election Assistance Commission web site.