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2024 Presidential Preference Primaries
Democratic Party PPP - Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024: 7:00am-7:00pm
Republican Party PPP - Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024: 7:00am-7:00pm
Voter Registration Deadlines:
- Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024
- Republican Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024
Early Voting for Democratic Presidential Preference Primary:
- Monday, Jan. 22—Saturday, Jan. 27, 8:30am-6:00pm
- Monday, Jan. 29—Friday, Feb. 2, 8:30am-6:00pm
- No early voting Sunday, January 28
Early Voting for Republican Presidential Preference Primary:
- Monday, Feb. 12—Saturday, Jan. 27, 8:30am-6:00pm
- Closed for voting: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, Monday, Feb. 19, 2023 (President's Day), Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
of York County, S.C.
Voter Registration Deadlines for New Voters for York County, S.C.
In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must register to vote 30 days prior to any election. Polling Locations and Precincts are open from 7:00am until 7:00pm on Election Dates.
- S.C. does not have voter registration by party.
- Register to Vote Online via scvotes.org
- Current and Valid Photo IDs are required for In-Person Voting.
Vote Absentee By-Mail?
Contact our office at 803.684.1242, by USPS postal mail, or visit us in-person to request an Absentee Application. Last day to request an Absentee By-Mail ballot is 5pm on the 11th day prior to the election. Voted Absentee By-Mail ballots can be returned during the operational hours of an Early Voting Center or to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office before 7pm on Election Day. Ballots that arrive after 7pm on Election Day, by law, cannot be counted.
Voters can visit any early voting center during the early voting period, present their Photo ID, and vote using the voting system like they would at their polling place on election day.
New Precincts & Official Location Changes
Field Day and Mountain View Precincts were created in May of 2023 originating from the existing Bethel School Precinct. SC State Code of Laws amended § 7-7-530. Voters affected will be mailed a new voter registration card.
Field Day precinct will vote at Field Day Park at Lake Wylie, 1101 Field Day Ln, Clover, SC 29710
Mountain View voters will return to Bethel Elementary School, 6000 E Highway 55, Clover, SC 29710.
District & Precinct Maps are being updated to reflect the new precincts.
Early Voting Now in Effect in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, SC (May 13, 2022) – Governor McMaster, on Friday, May 13, 2022, signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that establishes early voting in South Carolina. Any voter can visit an early-voting location in their county and vote like they would at their polling place on Election Day.
SC Voters have three methods of voting in any election:
- Absentee ( BY- MAIL ONLY ) - Last day to request an absentee by mail ballot is 5pm on the 11th day before the election.
- Early Voting - Begins two weeks prior to Election Day at Early Voting Locations
- Election Day - From 7am to 7pm at your registered polling location.
S.C. Notary Public
To become a SC Notary Public, you will need your Voter Registration Number
- Check Your Voter Registration from SCVOTES.GOV.
- The Certificate Number is your Voter Registration Number.
- Additionally, your name and address on your Voter Registration must match your Notary Application.
Requirements to Challenge a Ballot
Poll managers, any voter, and any qualified watcher may challenge the vote of a person who may be known or suspected not to be a qualified voter. A challenge may also be made if you have good reason to believe the person has already voted or has become disqualified for any cause. Challenges of ballots cast in person in the absentee precinct and at the polling place on election day must be made prior to the voter casting the ballot. No challenges can be made after that time. All challenges must be addressed to poll managers and not directly to voters. Challenges of absentee by mail ballots must be made prior to separating the ballot from absentee return envelope, which can begin as early as 9:00 a.m. on the day preceding the election. Challenges in the absentee precinct are very rare because the voter has the opportunity to make address changes or otherwise correct his voting record with election officials before casting an absentee ballot. If a challenged voter casts a provisional ballot, the challenger must appear or produce evidence at the provisional ballot hearing to sustain the challenge; otherwise, the ballot will be counted. See S.C. Code sections 7-13-810 and 7-13-830.
BOARD MEETING POSTPONEMENT NOTICE
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections will postpone their regular meeting to Friday, November 11, 2022 immediately following the Board of Canvassers meeting for the Statewide General Election.https://www.yorkcountygov.com/AgendaCenter/Board-of-Voter-Registration-Elections-2/?#_10052022-203 Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting ( Pending )
Board Meeting Postponement Notice - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections will hold a regular meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm.Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting (OCT 2022)
** UPDATE ** NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2023
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
This meeting was moved to from the June 6th date to June 13th date due to scheduling conflicts.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING - TUSEDAY, MARCH 22, 2022
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections will hold a special meeting Tuseday, March 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm.Agenda for the Special Board Meeting (MAR 2022)
Due to the November 2nd Municipal Elections the Board meeting has been postponed to a later date.
CANCELLATION OF BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections regular monthly meeting has been canceled due to the lack of business.
POSTPONEMENT OF BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022
The regular monthly meeting has been postponed until Thursday, April 21, 2022 immediately the following Board of Canvassers Meeting.Agenda for the Board Meeting (April 2022)