South Carolina


Here are some fun things about South Carolina: beautiful beaches, tasty barbecue, a state dance called the “Carolina Shag.” Don't tell us. We reeeeally don't want to know. Instead, dance your way to the polls this year! South Carolina has its statewide primary and general elections on June 14 and November 8, respectively. There will also be a primary runoff scheduled for June 28. Here's everything you need to know to be a voter in the Palmetto state this year. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

May 13

Primary Registration Deadline (in person)

May 15

Primary Registration Deadline (online)

Jun 10

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 16 – Jun 13

Primary Early Absentee Voting

Jun 14

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Jun 14

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

South Carolina Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! South Carolina voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    No. But there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee. Learn if you can do that here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    No. But there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee in-person. Learn if you can do that here.

    more here
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A South Carolina driver's license, a DMV ID Card, a concealed weapons permit, a South Carolina voter registration card, US Military ID or US Passport/Passport ID. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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