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UPDATE: South Carolina has extended voter registration until October 17th because of Hurricane Florence. (But if you're not registered yet, you should go get registered right now!)

Check your voter registration status, find your polling place, & view a sample ballot:

Register online:

Register by mail:

Find your county board of registration office:

Absentee ballot from:
Hi South Carolina, If you want to vote, first you need to get registered.

If you're not sure whether you're registered yet, there's a link in the description to where you can go check. If you're not registered, or you need to update your name or address, there's another link below where you can go register online right now, as long as you have a South Carolina driver's license or state ID.

If you don't have a South Carolina license, you'll have to apply by mail using the form linked below, and mail it to your county board of voter registration. There's a link to their addresses in the description. You have until October 7th to register online, but if you're using the paper form, your board of voter registration needs to get it in the mail by October 9th.

Once you're registered, you get to vote. In most cases, you're going to be voting in person on November 6th, but you can vote absentee by mail if you will be out of state on election day, if you are over 65, or you have an illness, disability, work shift, or religious belief that prevents you from going to the polls. If any of those apply to you, you can request a ballot by filling out form in the link below, printing it out and mailing it in.

You can request your ballot any time between now and November 2nd, but the sooner you get your request in, the longer you will have to look it over, research candidates, and vote before you send it in by November 6th. If you qualify to vote absentee by mail, you can also go vote in person at your county's. Board of Elections and Voter Registration office during normal business hours up until 5pm on November 5th.

A link that has all of their locations is in the description below. For everyone else, there's a link to find out where you need to go to vote on November 6th. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you'll need to bring an ID.

A valid South Carolina driver's license, State ID, military ID, or passport all work. If you don't have one of those, you can go to your county voter registration office or DMV to get a free voter ID card. You should figure out what form of ID you are going to use now, so you have enough time to get one if you need one.

You can use the same link you used to find your polling place to look at a sample ballot that tells you everything you'll be able to vote for. You don't have to vote for every single item on the ballot--you can leave things blank if you want to, but your local elections can be pretty important, so it's worth checking out what's on there ahead of time. You can even print it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don't forget who you wanted to vote for.

One last thing: if you're going to vote—open up your notes app or grab a piece of paper and make a plan. Write down when and how you're going to register, what time you're going to vote, how you're gonna get there, what ID you're going to use, even who you're going to bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure that nothing unexpected stops you from voting on November 6th.

All the links you need to check your registration and polling location are in the description. Thank you for voting.