Check your registration
Register to vote
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org