Question: How long do I need to be registered before I can vote in an election?
Answer: In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. Eligibility and qualifications to register to vote in South Carolina can be found at SCVOTES.GOV
Answer: In South Carolina, voters do not register by party. During a primary election, voters will be asked, “In which party’s primary would you like to vote in today?” letting the voter choose which party’s ballot they prefer for this particular election.