2016 Presidential Preference Primaries

Republican - Saturday, February 20, 2016

Democratic - Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • Register to vote to be eligible for the PPPs:
    • Voters who turn 18-years-old on or before November 8, 2016, may also register to vote in 2016 PPPs, June Primaries, and November General Election.
    • TO VOTE IN THE REPUBLICAN PPP, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY JANUARY 20.
    • TO VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PPP, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY JANUARY 27.
    • Voter Registration Deadlines for PPPs at SCvotes.org
  • Voters do not register by party in S.C.
  • Voters may only vote in one primary and cannot vote in both.
  • ABSENTEE VOTING
  • Absentee voting in person is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our office in downtown York.

    Additional hours for absentee voting will be offered for both Presidential Preference Primaries on Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at out office.

    In-person Absentee for the Republican Primary ends Friday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m.

    In-person Absentee for the Democratic Primary ends Friday, February 26th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Request Absentee By-Mail Ballots
  • View the Current Candidates at SCVotes.org
  • Download the Current Candidates Poster
  • Military and Overseas Citizens (UOCAVA Voting)
  • PPP Polling Locations List for York County (PDF)

  • SAMPLE BALLOTS

    ** Some candidates have withdrawn; however, their names will remain on the ballot.  **

    2016 PPP Republican Sample Ballot (PDF)

    2016 PPP Democratic Sample Ballot (PDF)

  • Election Returns for Presidential Preference Primaries in S.C.

    Election Returns in Presidential Preference Primaries are reported by U.S. Congressional District. All of York County is in U.S. Congressional District 5. The office title on Presidential Preference Primary ballots for York County will read "President District 5". In addition to the congressional district reporting, the election results will also be reported by precinct.

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST

    The Office of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County will conduct a public test of the optical scan voting equipment for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primaries. This test will be conducted on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office of York County located at the E. C. Black Building, 13 S. Congress St. in York. This test is open to the public.

Special Election - April 5th 2016

A Special Election has been called in the Town of Fort Mill for the Town Council At Large Seat. Below is the official timeline for this special election.

Town of Fort Mill Special Election Timeline and Candidate Filing Information

2016 Candidate Filing

Any candidate seeking to file as a candidate for partisan or nonpartisan offices for the 2016 June Primaries and General Election must file with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office for York County.

View Candidate Filing Requirements