Questions of the Week

January 2022

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


Posted: 1/25/2022
Question: How do I change my party affiliation?

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.


Posted: 1/11/2022

Question: I’ve moved and haven’t updated my voter registration card. Can I still vote?

Answer: Options:

  1. Moved to another residence within your precinct, you can vote at your polling place but must first fill out a change of address form.
  2. Moved to a different precinct within your county, you are eligible to vote a failsafe ballot.
  3. Moved to another county within 30 days of the election, you are eligible to vote a failsafe ballot.
  4. Moved to another county prior to 30 days before the election, you had to register by the deadline and are not eligible to vote.