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South Carolina Voter Information

How to Register to Vote in South Carolina, Election Commission Offices, Additional Information for Voters

Voter Information Find the facts about voting in your state at Before an election, find your polling place.

How to Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your address, your name?

Before you can vote you need to register. You must register 30 days prior to the election in order to vote in that election.

Applications may be obtained from the libraries, the voter registration office: Horry County Election Commission, the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Public Safety, or you may download the form, complete it, and mail it to the Horry County Election Commission (See address at top of page). The League of Women Voters of Horry County also holds Voter Registration Drives.

Voter Registration Application

To Register you must be:

[1] A U.S. Citizen

[2] 18 years of age by the next general election

[3] A resident of South Carolina, Horry County, and your voting precinct

[4] Not under a court order declaring you "Mentally incompetent"

[5] Not incarcerated for a felony or misdemeanor offense

[6] Not on probation or parole for a felony or misdemeanor violation of an election law

Horry County and SC Election Commissions

Horry County Election Commission
1515 4th Ave.
Conway, SC 29626

South Carolina Election Commission
2221 Devine Street, Suite 105
Columbia, SC 29250

Additional Information for Voters

What you'll vote on

Most likely, you'll have several choices to make when you vote. For example, you may vote for President and Vice-President of the United States, Members of Congress, Governor, Mayor and School Board. You may also be asked to vote on other things, like money for schools or roads, and whether you approve of certain laws.

When to Vote

General Elections, when we vote for President and Members of Congress, come in November of even-numbered years. Election Day is the Tuesday between November 2 and November 8.

State and local elections may be held at other times as well. Primary elections, in which voters choose which candidate they want to represent their party, usually take place several months before general elections.

Where to Vote

You should get a card after you register, telling you where you vote (usually a nearby location). Hold on to your card for Election Day.

Why you should Vote

The leaders you elect make decisions that affect you, your job, your health care, your energy costs, your security, and more. Voting is your chance to choose the decision makers and tell them what you want.