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Qualified voters can vote by absentee ballot in person or by mail. In person absentee voting begins Monday, October 5, 2020 and ends 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020. To vote in person, visit your county voter registration office or extension office.
For more information on absentee voting, visit the SC Election Commission's website on Voting Absentee in the 2020 General Election.
Voter registration in South Carolina is handled by the South Carolina Election Commission.
The last day to register to vote in person for the General Election is Friday, October 2 (5 p.m.).
The last day to register to vote online or by fax or email is Sunday, October 4 (11:59 p.m.).
The last day to register to vote by mail is Monday, October 5 (must be postmarked by this date).
The deadline to apply for absentee by mail ballot for General Election is Friday, October 30 (5 p.m.).
Warning: voters should apply at least one week prior to election day to allow adequate mail time. Applying late puts voters at risk of being unable to return ballots by the deadline of 7 p.m. on election day.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
Source: The History Channel
Per SECTION 1-31-40 of the Commission's statute, the Commission will "provide the minority community with assistance and information on Voting Rights Act submissions in the State, as well as other related areas of concern to the minority community;"
The paper-based ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses touch-screen technology that produces a paper record for tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating marginal marks and the need for interpretation of the voter’s mark. This video explains how to use the machine.
Source: Election Systems and Software
The South Carolina Election Commission is seeking additional poll managers for upcoming #elections.
Poll managers are paid at least $165 and will also receive special Covid-19 training on applying social distancing and maintaining sanitary conditions in the polling place. Training will be provided online when possible and small-group, socially-distanced training when necessary.
If you’re interested in serving your community, visit NoExcuseSC.com for more information.