The act of voting in America is not only a right, but a duty as citizens of a nation "of the people, by the people, and for the people". Democracy can only work with the participation of citizens performing that most important of public duties. Our founding father's pledged their lives, their property, and their sacred honor to the cause of American Independence predicated primarily upon the right of the franchise. The British did not allow American representation in Parliament, and therefore Americans had no vote in representation. The fact that Parliament could raise taxes and make other such decisions brought Americans to sacrifice to give us a nation guaranteeing the right to vote. Throughout history, many have fought and died for that right, and it was a reason I have spent 28 years as an Army officer. The right and duty to vote is sacred, so get out and vote this year.

 

 - Bill Connor, Attorney at LAW

 

Who Can Register?

In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen -be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
  • be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.

You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.

 

 

2018 PRIMARY VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

  • Registration by Mail:  Any voter registration by mail application that is postmarked Monday, May 14 or earlier will be accepted.
  • Online Voter Registration: Any online voter registration application submitted by Sunday, May 13 will be accepted (application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., May 13).
  • Applications submitted by fax or email:  Any faxed or emailed application received by county voter registration offices by Sunday, May 13 will be accepted (application must be received by 11:59 p.m., May 13).
  • In-person applications at county voter registration offices:  Voters must register in person no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, unless county board holds weekend hours (check locally).

 

 

2018 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

  • Registration by Mail:  Any voter registration by mail application that is postmarked Tuesday, October 9 or earlier will be accepted.
  • Online Voter Registration: Any online voter registration application submitted by Sunday, October 7 will be accepted (application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 7).
  • Applications submitted by fax or email:  Any faxed or emailed application received by county voter registration offices by Sunday, October 7 will be accepted (application must be received by 11:59 p.m., October 7).
  • In-person applications at county voter registration offices:  Voters must register in person no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, unless county board holds weekend hours (check locally).

County Boards of Voter Registration Contact Information

Download a Voter Registration Application 

South Carolina Voter Registration Information

Contact information and links provided by The Bill Connor Law Firm
INFORMATION SOURCED FROM www.scvotes.org

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Deadline to register to vote in person for Primaries (unless county board holds weekend hours)

May 11 5:00 p.m.

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Deadline to register to vote online or by fax or email for Primaries

May 13 11:59 p.m.