Media Releases

May 7th, 2020

Voter Registration and Elections Office of York County
 6 S Congress Street, Suite 1201, York SC 29745
 803-684-1242 or 803-909-7194

Deadline for Voter Registration Quickly Approaches; Absentee Precinct Open

Officials from the Voter Registration and Elections Office of York County announced the deadline for the upcoming South Carolina State and Local Primaries, scheduled for Tuesday, June 9. In order to vote in the primaries, citizens would need to be registered in York County by the following deadlines:

  • In person: Friday May 8, 5:00 pm
  • Online, by fax or email: Sunday, May 10, 11:59 pm
  • By mail, postmarked: Monday, May 11

Voters are encouraged to visit www.scvotes.org to view their sample ballot and check their voter registration information for accuracy. Voters registered to York County but needing to update their information should do so before May 25 to ensure the election books are accurate on Election Day.

Absentee voting opened a week early, beginning on Monday, May 4, in an effort to spread voters across five weeks instead of four. Reducing the numbers at the polls, while not reducing voter participation, will help keep voters and workers safer at the polls on Election Day. Absentee ballots are counted on Election Day and are usually the first numbers reported on Election Night.

• If voting absentee by mail, please apply now. Qualifications to vote absentee include:

  • Being age 65 or older
  • Having a disability (includes illness and injury)
  • Attending a sick or disabled person

Go to www.scvotes.org for a full list of absentee qualifications and to get your application.

Absentee voting in person is available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Although not required in order to vote, it is recommended voters wear masks in the Government Center to help protect themselves, other voters, and employees. Voters may also want to bring their own pen. Absentee in person will close on Monday, June 8, at 5 pm.

Polling locations will open on Tuesday, June 9, from 7 am – 7 pm for voting on Election Day. Please check online at www.scvotes.org for any polling location changes before going to the polls to vote on June 9. For more information about York County Elections, visit www.yorkcountygov.com.