Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for South Carolina

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Be 18 years old on Election Day

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

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

Yes. You need to show a photo ID to vote.
Approved forms of ID:
South Carolina driver’s license

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles ID card, including a South Carolina concealed weapons permit

South Carolina voter registration card with your photograph

Federal military ID

U.S. passport

If you are unable to obtain a photo ID to vote, you may vote after signing an affidavit stating that you were unable to obtain a photo ID because of some hardship (e.g. disability or illness, lack of transportation, family responsibilities). But note that if you registered to vote by mail and did not provide either a state-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may still be required to show proof of identification. This includes photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions