Making Democracy Work

How to Register and Vote

How do I register to vote? Who can register? How do I check my voter registration information? How do I update my voter registration information? How do I vote? How do I vote absentee? Where do I vote?

Voter Registration
Are you registered to vote? Register To Vote

Before you can vote you need to register. You must register 30 days prior to the election in order to vote in that election.

Applications may be obtained from libraries, the voter registration office: County Election Commission, the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, or you may download the application, complete it, and mail it to your County Election Commission. The League of Women Voters also holds Voter Registration Drives.

Voter Registration Application

Online Voter Registration is now available. Go to Voter Registration.

To Register you must be:

[1] A U.S. Citizen

[2] 18 years of age by the next general election

[3] A resident of South Carolina, your county, and your voting precinct

[4] Not under a court order declaring you "Mentally incompetent"

[5] Not incarcerated for a felony or misdemeanor offense

[6] Not on probation or parole for a felony or misdemeanor violation of an election law

Update your Voter Registration
Do you want to change your address, your name?

Voter Registration Questions
Frequently asked questions about registering to vote.
What You Need to Know to Vote in SC

Information on South Carolina's laws about voting.

How To Vote
How to Vote
How to vote in South Carolina.

Absentee Ballots
How do I request an absentee ballot in South Carolina? Election Information You Need Nonpartisan LWV resource guide for voters.