South Carolina Voting Guide
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Have questions about an upcoming election in South Carolina? Not sure where to register to vote? Wondering about the photo ID rules? Keep reading to get details on voting in South Carolina and how to prepare for elections.
Am I eligible to vote in South Carolina?
In order to vote in the state of South Carolina, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a resident of South Carolina
- NOT be declared mentally incompetent by the state
- NOT be a convicted felon
If you are a convicted felon, you can vote if you have served the entire sentence or received a pardon for the conviction. If you have other questions, check out the South Carolina voter registration section on the state's website.
How to Register in South Carolina
There are several ways to register to vote in South Carolina. This includes registering:
Download the online form, fill it out and mail it to your county board of voter registration.
South Carolina Voting Resources
Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.
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