With COVID-19 as a significant health concern, Governor McMaster, and the South Carolina General Assembly are allowing South Carolina residents to vote absentee, due to the state of emergency. More here
To vote absentee by mail (for June 2020), in South Carolina:
Step 1: Get an absentee application in one of two ways:
- (If you have a printer at home) Use this link to obtain an application online. Please note you must print your application and complete it for submission.
- An application can be mailed to you if you visit the your local voter registration office. Request an application for yourself or your immediate family member from the county voter registration office in your county of residence by phone, mail, email, or fax. You will be mailed an application.
Step 2: After you complete your application, return it no later than the 4th day prior to the election. You should return the application as soon as possible but no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 4th day prior to the election (the 4th day is Friday for all Tuesday elections).
Step 3: Receive your absentee ballot in the mail.
Step 4: Follow all instructions on the ballot and return it to the county voter registration office in your county of residence by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election, either in person, or by mail. Complete an authorization to return absentee ballot form, only if you have plans for someone to turn in your ballot on your behalf. The forms are available from your county voter registration office.
Indicate the reason for your absentee ballot as "State of Ememergency".