When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:
- SC Driver’s License
- SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
- Photo ID issued by SC Department of Motor Vehicles
- Federal Military ID
- US Passport
- SC Voter Registration Card w/ Photo
Don’t have an ID?
You can vote in person by provisional ballot without a photo ID if you have an accepted reason. South Carolina’s photo ID law contains a “reasonable impediment” exception that recognizes many reasons why you may not have a photo ID, such as:
- you have religious objections to being photographed;
- you have a disability or are ill;
- you have a conflict with your work schedule;
- lack of birth certificate;
- you have family responsibilities;
- you do not have a copy of your birth certificate;
- you lack transportation or money to get to the county election office or DMV;
- the election takes place within a short time frame; or
- there is another obstacle that YOU find reasonable.
If you qualify to vote without a photo ID due to a “reasonable impediment,” follow these steps:
- Inform the poll managers that you do not have a photo ID and could not get one;
- Present your current, non-photo voter registration card;
- Sign an affidavit identifying yourself and your reason for not having an accepted photo ID; and
- Cast a provisional ballot.
The provisional ballot that you cast is presumed valid and will be counted unless the county election office has reason to believe that your affidavit is false.