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South Carolina Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's South Carolina Voter Guide. We'll answer your questions about voting in the next election, voter registration, voter eligibility, registration deadlines, mail-in and in-person voting, special accommodations for disabled South Carolina voters, and what you can do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

The voting process can be confusing, and the rules vary by state. Learn the election information you'll need in our South Carolina Voting Guide.

Am I eligible to vote in South Carolina?

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

Certain groups of people are not eligible to vote. This includes people who are in prison after a felony conviction. You can vote once you complete your criminal sentence. If the judge ordered you to serve probation or parole, you must also complete that part of your sentence.

Those people the S.C. courts have deemed mentally incompetent are also not eligible to vote.

If you have other questions, check out the South Carolina voter registration section on the state's website.


Where Do I Vote?

You can find your voting precinct online at by entering your first and last name, your county, your address, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. This site offers polling locations statewide, regardless of where you live.

How To Register in South Carolina

There are several ways to register to vote in South Carolina. This includes registering:

In Person

Complete a registration form at your county board of county board of voter registration.


Register online using your driver's license. 

By Fax or Email

Fax or email the online form to your county board of voter registration

By Mail

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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