A Guide to Being an Active Voter

Your primary duty as a citizen of the United States of America is to vote

Below, you can learn:

  • Your Voter Registration status
  • How to Register to vote online
  • Absentee Voting

Look up your Voter Registration status

Has it been a while since you last voted?
Have you moved and are not sure if your voting address has updated?
Do you know where your polling location is?
Do you know who is going to appear on the ballot in the next election?

Watch the short video below for a quick & easy tutorial on how to check your voter registration information.

Register to Vote

If you’re not registered to vote in SC, the good people at have put together a great site with all of the information you need. Click on Voters and then Register to Vote for the various ways (including online) that you can register and ensure your ability to participate in the next election.

Absentee Voting

There are a limited number of reasons for which you may request an Absentee ballot. You can read about these reasons and fill out an online form to help you get a ballot at But do so as early as possible to ensure you get one in time!

See our post: “I just requested an Absentee Ballot and you should too!” for a step-by-step walkthrough.

As of May 12, 2020, No-Excuse Absentee voting has been authorized in South Carolina for the June 9 Primary (and any subsequent runoffs). That means you do not need to provide an “excuse” to request an Absentee ballot. Anyone who asks will get one. But you should ask soon!
No-excuse absentee voting approved in South Carolina as coronavirus concerns continue