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South Carolina Voter Information

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

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

Find information about voting and elections in South Carolina. Register online, check your voter registration, request absentee ballot, see candidate lists and election results, and much more!

Florence County & SC Election Commissions

Florence County Election Commission
Florence County Public Service Bldg.
2685 South Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501
FAX 843-292-1613

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

How to Register to Vote

Your Vote Counts!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 at least 30 days prior to the election in order to vote in that election.

If you already have a valid SC driver's license or DMV ID card with your current address, you can register to vote online. Click here to register online. If your driver's license or state ID card does not have your current address, you must update it here before you can complete your online voter registration.

Applications may be obtained from the voter registration office (Florence County Election Commission) or the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Public Safety, or you may download the form, complete it, and mail it or FAX it to the Florence County Election Commission (see address and FAX number at top of page). Applications must be received at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election.

The League of Women Voters of the Florence Area also holds Voter Registration Drives in the community.

Voter Registration Application

To Register in Florence County you must be:

[1] A U.S. Citizen

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

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

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

[5] Not incarcerated for conviction of a crime

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

Voter Registration in South Carolina
Comprehensive information from the State Election Commission.

Voter Photo ID

South Carolina Voter Photo ID Requirements Find information on acceptable forms of photo ID, how to get a free photo voter registration card, and how to vote if you don't have a valid photo ID.

Voters must show an acceptable form of photo ID in order to vote. The law makes exceptions for voters with a reasonable impediment to obtaining a photo ID. Voters who come to the polls without photo ID and do not have a reasonable impediment may vote a provisional ballot that will be counted if the voter produces a valid photo ID before the election is certified. Registered voters may obtain a free photo voter registration card at their county election commission office.

Voter Photo ID in the News

Additional Information for Voters

Find the facts about voting

2016 Election Calendar

Absentee Voting in South Carolina

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, County Council, and School Board. You may also be asked to vote on other things, like money for schools or roads, or 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.

How to Vote

How to Vote

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.