2020 SC Voting Guide


Details that follow come directly from the official SC Election Commission website and is general, non-partisan information.

updated 10/28/2020



ARE YOU #VoteReady?

Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, outdated registration information, or other problems with their voter registration. Take 30 seconds today to check your registration status.

CHECK your SC Voter Registration.


Outdated address?

If you have a SC Driver's License or DMV ID card, you can update your address using the online voter registration application. If you haven't updated your DMV address, you must do that first:

Update your address with DMV

Update your voter registration address 

If your voter registration information has changed (name, address, etc.), and you still live within the same county, you may update your voter registration information using this form.



Do You Know What's on Your BALLOT?

Click here to access your personal sample ballot.




Absentee In-Person Voting Has Begun in South Carolina

Step 1: Visit your county voter registration office or extension office.

  • Ends 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 2.

Step 2: Complete an application.

Step 3. Cast your ballot. 



Mail-In Ballots

Witness Signatures are Required for Mail-In Ballots 

If you need someone to witness your signature, email Cheryl Nail, and one of our JCRC or JFS volunteers will be happy to help you.

Vote and return the ballot to your county voter registration office or extension office.

  • Be sure to sign the voter's oath.  See note above regarding witness signatures.
  • Return your ballot either by mail, personal delivery or authorized returnee.
  • Your ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.
  • You can check the status of your absentee ballot at scVOTES.gov




Photo ID

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

* SC Driver's License
* SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
* SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
* Federal Military ID
* US Passport

Click here to learn more about photo ID required at the polling place.

Where to Vote

Find Your Precinct

Download a List of Polling Places & Addresses

When to Vote

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Questions? Call 866-OUR-VOTE