Voter Registration & Elections

Special Election for County Council District 6
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Office & Candidates:

Council Council District 6 (Unexpired Term)
Vote for One, Write-Ins Allowed

Voter Registration Deadlines are: 

  • December 2 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to register to vote in person. 7-5-150
  • December 4 @ 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to register to vote online, fax, or email.7-5-155, 7-5-18.
  • December 5 - Deadline to register to vote by mail (must be postmarked by this date).

Absentee By Mail

Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting is no longer authorized by law. Absentee By-Mail ballots will be sent via USPS 30 days prior to Election Day.

The deadline to return your application is 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day prior to the election. York County Government will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2022

Deadline to return completed applications is: Thursday, December 22, 2022 @ 5PM.

  1. Request your application by Phone, Send USPS Mail written request, or Visit In-Person


    York County Government Center
    Board of Voter Registration and Election Office
    6 South Congress Street, Suite 1201
    York SC 29745
    803.684.1242
    Directions

  2. Complete & return the application by U.S. mail or personal delivery by the deadline.
  3. Receive your absentee ballot in the mail. 
  4. Vote and return the ballot by 7pm on Election Day. 

Early Voting for Special Election

Early Voting begins two-weeks prior to Election Day. Voting the Monday before Election Day is no longer allowed by State Law. Closed for voting on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

Monday, December 19, 2022 until Friday, December 30, 2022.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Closed for Voting on Saturdays, Sundays, & Legal Holidays

York County Government Center
Board of Voter Registration and Election Office
6 South Congress Street, Suite 1201
York SC 29745
Directions

Polling Location Changes for Election Day:

Always check your polling place at scVOTES.gov before leaving to vote in any election.

Notices:

Events are open to the public and are located at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office.

EventDate & Time
PUBLIC TESTING & PREPARATION
EARLY VOTING / ELECTION DAY BALLOT MARKING DEVICES & PRECINCT SCANNERS
Monday, November, 28 until complete.
EARLY VOTING
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
Monday, December 19, 2022 until Friday, December 30, 2022
8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Closed for Voting on Saturdays, Sundays, & Legal Holidays.
PUBLIC TEST
ABSENTEE BY-MAIL BALLOT TABULATORS
Friday, December 30, 2022 at 10:00 am
** ELECTION DAY **
VOTE AT YOUR REGISTERED POLLING LOCATION
Tuesday, January 3, 2022 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
CANVASS
PROVISIONAL BALLOT HEARING & RESULTS CERTIFICATION
Thursday, January 5, 2022 10:00 am

Statewide General Election
November 8, 2022

Official Results:

The York County Board of Canvassers will conduct a recount, as required by law, for Fort Mill School District Trustees on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 1:30 PM. Official recount results will be posted here and at SCVOTES.gov.

Provisional Ballot Hearing & Results Certification:

At 10:00 AM on Friday, November 11, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election. This hearing is open to the public will be held at York County Government Center, 6 S Congress Street, Room 3801, York, SC 29745; Phone 803.684.1242

Resources:

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 now have three methods of voting:

  • 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.

Early Voting Process, Updates, & more from SCVotes.gov

SC Notary Public

To become a SC Notary Public, you will need your
Voter Registration Number:

  1. Check Your Voter Registration from SCVOTES.GOV.
  2. The Certificate Number is your Voter Registration Number.
  3. Additionally, your name and address on your Voter Registration must match your Notary Application.

SC Secretary of State - Notaries

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.

Turning 18 in 2022?

Starting Saturday, January 15, 2022, 17-year-olds who will turn 18-years-old on or before November 8, 2022 can register to vote in the June Primaries, and the General Election.

According to 7-5-180 of the S.C. Code of Laws, those individuals who are not yet 18-years-old but will turn 18 before the next ensuing General Election, and who otherwise qualify to vote, have the right to register beginning 120 days prior to the closing of the books of a preceding primary.

Visit SCVOTES.GOV for details on Voter Registration in South Carolina.

Location

York County Government Center
Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County
Level 1, Suite 1201
6 South Congress St
York SC 29745

Main Phone: (803) 684-1242
Fort Mill Area:  (803) 909-7194
Fax: (803) 684-7801
[email protected]