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South Carolina

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Voter Information

Dem Presidential Primary/Caucus Day: February 3, 2024
GOP Presidential Primary/Caucus Day: February 24, 2024
Primary Election Day: June 11, 2024
Primary In-Person Early Voting Opens: May 28, 2024
General Election Day: November 5, 2024
General Election In-Person Early Voting Opens: October 21, 2024
Additional Voting Information: South Carolina Elections Information Website

Notes

This state requires an excuse to vote by mail. Check out the information below to determine if you are eligible to vote by mail.

Absentee Voting Criteria

You may vote by absentee ballot in South Carolina if:

  • You will be away from the county of your residence on Election Day AND one of the following:
  • You are a student away at college (or a spouse or dependent residing with the student);
  • You are serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organization (USO) and are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces (or a spouse or dependent residing with such a person);
  • You are a government employee (or a spouse or dependent residing with such a person);
  • You are on vacation; and/or you live overseas.
    You may vote by absentee ballot in South Carolina whether or not you will be away from the county of your residence if:
  • You are physically disabled.
  • Your job prevents you from voting.
  • You are a certified poll watcher, poll manager, or county election official and you will be working on Election Day.
  • You are attending to sick or physically disabled persons.
  • You have been admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient on day of election or at least four days prior to Election Day.
  • There has been a death or funeral in your family within three days before Election Day.
  • You are on jury duty in state or federal court on Election Day.
  • You are 65 or older.
  • You are confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.
  • You are a member of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marines (or a spouse or dependent residing with such a person).

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.