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.

Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting (JUN 2023)
Board of Voter Registration & Elections Office
of York County, SC


York County Government Center
Level 1, Suite 1201
6 South Congress St
York SC 29745

Phone: (803) 684-1242 or (803) 909-7194
Fax: (803) 684-7801
Email: [email protected]

2023 Municipal General Elections

Running for a Municipal Office?

Filing information and requirements for each office is located on our Municipal Candidate Filing page.

Voter Registration Deadlines for New Voters for York County, SC

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.

 ** Pending action of the York City Council, the listed dates and times may be subject to change. **

Election Date & Municipality
Registration Deadlines
Oct 17, 2023
Rock Hill
Sept 15, 2023 by 5:00pm (In Person)
Sept 17, 2023 @ 11:59pm (Online)
Sept 18, 2023 (By Mail-in App)
Nov 7, 2023
Clover, Fort Mill, Hickory Grove, McConnells, Sharon, Smryna, Tega Cay, York
Oct 6, 2023 by 5:00pm (In Person)
Oct 8, 2023 @ 11:59pm (Online)
Oct 9, 2023 (By Mail-in App)

2023 Schedule of Elections

Election & Offices On BallotElection Date
City of Rock Hill
Council Wards 1, 2, 3
Oct 17, 2023
Oct 31, 2023 (Run-Off, if needed)
City of Tega Cay
2 City Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023
City of York
Mayor, Council Wards 2, 3, 4
Nov 7, 2023
Town of Clover
Mayor, 3 Town Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023
Town of Fort Mill
Mayor, Council Ward Seats 2, 4, & At-Large
Nov 7, 2023
Nov 21, 2023 (Run-Off, if needed) 
Town of Hickory Grove
Mayor, 4 Town Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023
Town of McConnells
Mayor, 4 Town Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023
Town of Sharon
Mayor, 4 Town Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023
Town of Smryna
Mayor, 4 Town Council Seats
Nov 7, 2023

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.

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.