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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.

2015 Important Events Calendar

January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect, Nikki Haley - Republican, Inauguration DateJanuary 14, 2015 -
May 2015 Dates
Greenwood School Board Election;City of Bishopville General Election; Town of McColl General Election; County Council Dist 2 Special Election;May 12, 2015
June 2015 Dates
Town of Hollywood General Election; City of Johnsonville Special Election; County Council Dist 3 Special Primary;Wellford Municpal ElectionJune 2, 2015
Town of Pelzer Annexation Referendum; Town of Williamston Special Referendum; Berkeley Sheriff Special Election; Town of Smoaks General Election;City of Georgetown Primary Election; Duncan Municipal ElectionJune 9, 2015
Horry Co Council Dist 6 Special Primary; Marion School Dist 7 Special Election; Town of Hemingway Special ElectionJune 16, 2015
Town of Moncks Corner Special ElectionJune 30, 2015
July 2015 Dates
Town of Cope Special Election; Town of Holly Hill Special ElectionJuly 7, 2015
County Council Dist 3 Special ElectionJuly 21, 2015
August 2015 Dates
Horry Co Council Dist 6 Special ElectionAugust 4, 2015
September 2015 Dates
City of Barnwell General Election; Town of Williston General Election; Florence School Dist 5 Board of Trustees; City of Orangeburg General ElectionSeptember 8, 2015
October 2015 Dates
City of Rock Hill General ElectionOctober 20, 2015
November 2015 Dates
General ElectionNovember 3, 2015
Summerville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William C. 'Bill' Collins - Population(43,392)
November 3, 2015
Charleston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. - Population(120,083)
Mayor Riley is retiring and will not seek re-election.
November 3, 2015
Aiken Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Fred Cavanaugh - Population(30,296)
November 3, 2015
North Charleston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: R. Keith Summey - Population(97,471)
November 3, 2015
Greenville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Knox H. White - Population(58,409)
November 3, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

February 2016 Dates
Republican primary February 20, 2016
Primary Election DayFebruary 20, 2016
Democratic primaryFebruary 27, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General Election DayNovember 8, 2016

How can I find my polling location?

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South Carolina: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

Voting on Election Day

  • You must have one of the following items to vote on Election Day:
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Driver's License
  • DMV-issued ID Card
  • If you registered to vote by mail, are voting for the first time, and did not submit proof of ID with your application; you may not vote with only your voter registration card. Additional ID, such as a driver's license, will be required

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.

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