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Upcoming Elections in South Carolina

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register October 8,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts October 10,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Deadline to return absentee by mail application for General Election. Warning: Absentee by mail applications should be returned as early as possible. November 4,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Deadline to vote absentee in person for General Election November 7,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Florence Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Stephen J. Wukela - Population(37,056)
  • Sumter Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. - Population(40,524)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. South Carolina state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • SC Driver's License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

When to vote

  • Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Failsafe Voting

  • >Failsafe voting is designed to allow voters who have moved but failed to update their address to update their address on election day and vote. Failsafe voting is available to voters in the following situations:
  • Voter moves from one address to another within the same precinct.
  • Voter moves from one precinct to another within the same county.
  • Voter moves from one South Carolina county to another within 30 days of an election.
  • Voter moves from one state to another after the deadline to register to vote in a Presidential election in the new state of residence.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Polling places will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use to find your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in South Carolina?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in South Carolina

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in South Carolina?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in South Carolina? Click here for more information

What's on South Carolina ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in South Carolina?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in South Carolina

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if South Carolina if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in South Carolina?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in South Carolina? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote