South Carolina

18% of 18-29 year olds voted in South Carolina in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The South Carolina voter registration deadline is October 6, 2024. 

Check Registration Status

Check your South Carolina voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of South Carolina in the county and precinct in which you are registering, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent, not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime, and never have been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws.

  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in South Carolina or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location. If registering on-campus, be sure to register at your physical dormitory address, not your mailing address. Find more information on voting in South Carolina as a college student here.


The deadline to register to vote in South Carolina for the General Election via in person is October 6, 2023.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in South Carolina: online, email, fax, or mail in a downloadable application, or in-person.

  • Further voter registration information for South Carolina can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.

South Carolina offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In South Carolina, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access South Carolina’s absentee voting application.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 11 days prior to Election Day (October 25, 2024) by 5pm.
  • Your completed absentee ballot must be received by the county voter registration office on Election Day by 7pm.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for South Carolina is listed here.

Early Voting

South Carolina offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins October 21, 2024 and goes until November 2, 2024. More information on early voting in South Carolina can be found here.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • In order to vote in South Carolina, you must present a valid form of photo ID at the polls. More information about acceptable forms of photo ID can be found here.
  • Further South Carolina voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.