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South Carolina Voter Information

Important dates

State and local elections

October 5, 2021

  • Laurens County School Board Special Election: Vote for School Board, District 56

October 12, 2021

  • Richland/Lexington County School Board - Special Election: Vote for School Board, District 5 (1 seat)

October 19, 2021

  • McCormick County Municipal General- Special Election: Vote for County Council, District 5 (1 seat)
  • Rock Hill Municipal General Election: Vote for Mayor

November 2, 2021

  • Abbeville County Municipal General Election: Vote for Mayor (Lowndesville), Town Council (Due West, Calhoun Falls, Lowndesville) 
  • Abbeville County School Board Special Election: Vote for School Board, District 4 (1 seat)
  • Aiken County Municipal General Election: City Council, Districts 2, 4-6 in Aiken; Municipal elections in Perry, Salley, Monetta, Wagener and Burnetettown (see details)
  • Allendale County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Fairfax, Sycamore & Ulmer
  • Anderson County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Honea Path, Pelzer, West Pelzer, Iva and Easley
  • Bamberg County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Ehrhardt and Govan
  • Barnwell County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Barnwell; Blackville; Elko; Kline; Hilda; Snelling; Williston
  • Beaufort County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Yemassee, Port Royal and Bluffton
  • Berkeley County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Jamestown, Moncks Corner and Summerville
  • Calhoun County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Cameron and St Matthews
  • Charleston County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in McClellanville, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, Awendaw, Isle of Palms, Lincolnville, Ravenel, Rockville, and Seasbrook Island
  • Charleston Municipal General Election: Vote for City Council
  • Cherokee County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Chesnee 
  • Chester County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Lowrys, Fort Lawn, and Richburg
  • Chesterfield County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Cheraw, Ruby, Jefferson, and Patrick
  • Colleton County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Cottageville, Smoaks, Lodge, Edisto Beach, and Walterboro
  • Columbia Municipal General Election:  Vote for Mayor and City Council
  • Darlington County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Darlington, Hartsville,  Lamar, and Society Hill
  • Dorchester County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Summerville, St George, Ridgeville, Harleyville, and Reevesville
  • Florence County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Timmonsville, Olanta, Johnsonville, Scranton, and Pamplico; School board elections in Districts 5 and 6 
  • Georgetown County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Georgetown, Andrews, and Pawleys Island
  • Greenville County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Greenville, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Travelers Rest, Belmont, Berea, Brookfield, Canebrake, Duncan, Gantt, Lake Cunningham, Slater Mariettal North Greenville, Parker, Piedmont Park, South Greenville, Taylors, Tigerville, Wade Hampton, Greer, and Fountain Inn
  • Hampton County Municipal General Election: Various municipal elections in Bruson; Yemassee; Luray
  • Horry County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Aynor, Atlantic Beach, Briarcliff Acres, Conway, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach
  • Jasper County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections, including mayor & city council
  • Kershaw County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Bethune, Elgin, and Kershaw
  • Lancaster County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Health Springs and Van Wyck
  • Lexington County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Columbia, Chapin, Gilbert, Lexington, Pelion, Pine Ridge, Springdale, Summit, Swansea, West Columbia, Cayce, Irmo and Batesburg
  • Oconee County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Walhalla, Westminster, Seneca, Salem and West Union
  • Orangeburg County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Bowman, Branchville, Cordova, Elloree, Eutawville, Holly Hill, Neeses, North, Norway, Rowesville, Springfield, Vance and Woodford
  • Pickens County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Central, Norris, Six Mile, Easley, Liberty, Pickens, and Liberty City; School board, District 7
  • Richland County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Blythewood, Arcadia Lakes and Irmo
  • Saluda County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Monetta, Batesburg and Ward
  • Spartanburg County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Greer, Central Pacolet, Landrum, Pacolet, Spartanburg, Woodruff, Lyman, Cowpens, Inman, Reidville, Wellford, Campobello, Chesnee, Landrum and Duncan
  • Turbeville County Municipal General Election: Vote for Town Council
  • Williamsburg County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Stuckey (Mayor & Town Council, see details) and Kingstree (Town Council)
  • York County Municipal General Election: Municipal elections in Tega Cay (Mayor & City Council), York (City Council), Fort Mill (City Council), Clover (Town Council), Hickory Grove (Mayor & City Council), McConnells (Mayor & City Council), Smyrna (Mayor & City Council) and Sharon (Mayor & City Council) 
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February 8, 2022

Our source for local elections in South Carolina came from https://www.scvotes.gov/sites/default/files/2021-8-2.pdf. We encourage voters to check your county election’s website for additional information.

Know your rights

Under Federal law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation.
  • Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
  • Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.

Under South Carolina law, you have a right to:

  • Vote from your vehicle (curbside voting) if you are over 65 years old or have a disability that prevents you from entering your polling place or cannot stand in line.
  • Vote prior to sentencing, if you are a pre-trial detainee not yet convicted of a crime.
  • Vote after serving a felony conviction if you have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole. Voting rights are automatically restored after completion of the sentence.

ID requirements

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.

Forgot your ID?

You can cast a provisional ballot if you forgot your ID. You must show a Photo ID to the election commissioner prior to certification of the election (typically the Thursday or Friday after the election).

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

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VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, South Carolina may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in South Carolina affect you.