South Carolina

Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of South Carolina
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws, or if previously convicted, have served your entire sentence, Including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
  • Not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • Claim the address on the application as your only legal place of residence and claim no other place as your legal residence
  • STRICT PHOTO ID REQUIRED — denied approval by DOJ in December 2011. Won approval from three-judge federal panel on Oct. 10, 2012 for law to take effect in 2013.
  • NO Early Voting

Registration Deadline: 30 days before the election

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