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Voter Education & Registration

Voter Education & Registration

Voter empowerment and voter education is not just an every four-year (general election cycle) activity. It is an on-going process. As voters, we must stay engaged with local city, county and state elections. ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL! This means staying engaged with local politics and knowing who the local elected officials are from school board to state senators. Involvement and engagement locally can help influence upper-level political elections. The website has a wealth of information and resources to assist in voter education and engagement. You can check voting location, view sample election ballots as well as register to vote. Commit to being an informed and engaged voter!


How to Register

  • Requires S.C. Driver's License or DMV ID
  • If you have moved, you must first update your residence address with DMV

Register by online at or by mail, email, fax - Download a voter registration form, complete it, and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email.

Register in person - Visit your county board of voter registration and register in person. You can also register while receiving services at various agencies including the Department of Motor Vehicles. See a complete list of agencies providing voter registration under the National Voter Registration Act.

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 in the county and precinct in which you are registering
  • 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.

What address do I use?

You must register at the address where you reside. For guidance in determining what residence to claim for voter registration purposes, see S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-1-25.