ABSENTEE VOTING: DATES AND TIMES
Saturday Nov 3-9 AM to 1 PM
Monday Nov 5-830 AM to 5 PM
Make sure your voter registration is current by checking your registration information at scVOTES.org or with the My scVOTES app.
If you've moved within your county, you need to update your address as soon as possible and before election day.
Get a sample ballot at scVOTES.org or with the My scVOTES app.
Educate yourself on the candidates and questions. Knowing how you're going to vote prior to entering the voting booth can reduce wait times for everyone on Election Day.
Make sure you have one of the following Photo IDs: SC Driver's License, SC DMV ID Card, SC Voter Registration Card with a Photo, Federal Military ID or US Passport.
If you do not have Photo ID, make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting a free one from DMV or your county elections office, available even on election day.
Get more information by following scVOTES on Facebook and Twitter and by visiting scVOTES.org.
Consider voting early by absentee ballot. If you are disabled, aged 65 or older, or are unable to go to the polls on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Vote absentee in person at your county elections office or request an absentee-by-mail application at scVOTES.org or by calling your county elections office. Visit scVOTES.org for a complete list of reason to vote absentee.
Know where to vote. Find your polling place at scVOTES.org or through the My scVOTES app.
Don't forget to bring your Photo ID to the polling place.
If you forget to bring your photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot that will count only if you show your Photo ID to the county elections office prior to the certification of the election (on Thursday after the Statewide Primaries).
If you can't get a Photo ID, remember to bring your non-photo voter registration card with you to the polling place. You may vote a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit stating you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining Photo ID. A reasonable impediment is any valid reason, beyond your control, which created an obstacle to obtaining Photo ID.
Vote on November 6th. Polls will be open 7AM to 7PM.
Take a selfie in front of one of our new "I Voted" posters at your polling place. Share the photo through social media to encourage your friends and family to exercise their right to vote!
2018 Filing Dates
*The candidate filing period for Democrat, Republican, and school board candidates will be March 16, 2018 12:00 Noon – March 30, 2018 12:00 Noon. The Voter Registration office will be open Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM.
*Filing by petition for the Camden City Council will be from July 2, 2018 12:00 Noon until July 16, 2018 12:00 Noon.
*Filing for the Lugoff Fire District will be from August 1, 2018 12:00 Noon until August 15, 2018 12:00 Noon.
For information on Candidates you can follow the link to the State Election Commission Candidate Tracking System:
2018 Dates to Remember
October 19, 2018 - Last day to update your voter registration information prior to the printing of the poll lists. Updated information is key to a smooth voting experience on election day.
November 2, 2018 - Last day to mail paper absentee ballots. It may take up to five (5) days to receive a ballot by mail and then five (5) days to return the ballot by mail. Paper absentee ballots may be returned to the office in person. See office for details.
November 3, 2018 - Saturday Office Hours for Absentee voting. The office will be open from 9:00 until 1:00.
November 5, 2018 - Absentee voting ends at 5:00 PM.
November 6, 2018 - VOTE! Polls will be open from 7AM until 7PM for voting. As long as you are in line by 7:00 PM you will not be turned away.