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South Carolina Voting & Election Information

Empowering South Carolina citizens with the information and tools they need to engage in our democracy

Here you will learn:

  • How to register
  • How to use a voting machine
  • The location of your polling place
  • Procedure and location for college students to register and vote
  • How to check your absentee ballot
  • Who are the candidates
  • Election dates you need to be aware of
  • and much, much more

Made possible in part by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

LWVSC JOINS AMICUS BRIEF IN THE CASE OF SHELBY COUNTY VS. HOLDER LWVSC points out the continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act and urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its constitutionality in an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder. brief

Data on South Carolina Voter Registration

The following reports show changes in SC voter registration numbers between January 2012 and the November 2012 election. The analysis uses voter registration data from the State Election Commission to report percentage changes for the state and counties, for 18-24 year olds, and for Blacks and Hispanics. LWV's 2012 voter protection project focused on registering new voters across the state. Particular targets were young adult and minority citizens, groups that are underrepresented in the voting rolls. Statewide voter registration increases were: nearly 19% for young adults; nearly 8% for Blacks; nearly 15% for Hispanics. Congratulations on this incredible achievement!

Changes in Voter Registration:
For Blacks
For Hispanics
For 18-24 year olds

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Voting on Election Day

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

For more information on voting using S.C.'s touchscreen voting machine see:

How to Vote Brochure

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