Regardless of your political persuasion, virtually everyone agrees that the election on November 3 is one of the most consequential in recent memory. From presidential selection to local referendum, this election will be charting a course for our future.
Make sure you voice is heard where it can be most effective – in the voting booth.
Before you can vote, you must register. The State of South Carolina has easy-to-understand registration instructions at its SC Votes website. If you have not registered, please do so immediately. There is no time to spare! The online deadline is October 4, 2020 (this Sunday) for the November 3 election. Mailed registration applications must be postmarked by October 5. If you are not sure about your registration status, you can check it on the SC Votes website.
Once you have registered, SC Votes also provides an information page for how to vote, which includes polling locations, sample ballots and other useful information.
Many folks are concerned about voting in person this year due to COVID-19. Legislation was signed into law on September 16, 2020, that makes significant changes to absentee voting rules for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
- All voters are now qualified to vote absentee under the “State of Emergency” reason.
- Applications must be received by the voter registration office by 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.
- At this time, a court has ruled you do not need a witness signature on your absentee return envelope for your ballot to count. However, it is possible this court ruling could change. The safest practice at this time is to have your signature witnessed. The public will be notified of any changes to the witness requirement through the media and at scvotes.gov. View specific information regarding absentee voting here.
Please do your civic duty and VOTE!