Voter Registration & Elections

2020 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Absentee By Mail Ballots are in the Mail.

POLLING LOCATION CHANGES

018 - Hickory Grove
Mt. Vernon UMC
2160 Smith Ford Rd
Hickory Grove, SC 29717
Directions
065 - Pleasant Road
Christ Ridge Presbyterian Church
1070 Gold Hill Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Directions
 

ABSENTEE IN-PERSON VOTING LOCATIONS

  1. York Area
  2. Fort Mill Area
  3. Rock Hill Area
York County Government Center
Voter Registration and Elections Office
6 S Congress St, Suite 1201, York 29745
** Hours of Operation May Be Extended and Subject to Change Due to Demand **
Dates of OperationHours of Operation 
Monday, October 508:00 AM05:00 PM
Tuesday, October 608:00 AM05:00 PM
Wednesday, October 708:00 AM05:00 PM
Thursday, October 808:00 AM05:00 PM
Friday, October 908:00 AM05:00 PM
Monday, October 1208:00 AM05:00 PM
Tuesday, October 1308:00 AM05:00 PM
Wednesday, October 1408:00 AM05:00 PM
Thursday, October 1508:00 AM05:00 PM
Friday, October 1608:00 AM05:00 PM
Saturday, October 1709:00 AM01:00 PM
Monday, October 1908:00 AM05:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2008:00 AM05:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2108:00 AM05:00 PM
Thursday, October 2208:00 AM05:00 PM
Friday, October 2308:00 AM05:00 PM
Saturday, October 2409:00 AM01:00 PM
Monday, October 2608:00 AM05:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2708:00 AM05:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2808:00 AM05:00 PM
Thursday, October 2908:00 AM05:00 PM
Friday, October 3008:00 AM05:00 PM
Saturday, October 3109:00 AM01:00 PM
Monday, November 208:00 AM05:00 PM

COVID-19 AND VOTING

It is highly recommend that voters wear a mask to protect themselves and for the safety of all voters and election workers while casting their ballots in-person. Voters will be provided with a single, one-time-use cotton swab to make ballot choices on the Ballot Marking Devices. 

Our election workers will be wearing face masks/shields and gloves, using sneeze guards & cleaning voting equipment and tables to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Staying Safe When Voting - What is Being Done to Protect Voters and Workers? (PDF) 

VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL

In South Carolina, State Election Law Requires Voters to Complete, Sign, and Return an Absentee Application before an Absentee Ballot can be Issued or Mailed. 

*** WITNESS SIGNATURE UPDATE ***
A witness signature is REQUIRED on your absentee return envelope for your ballot to count.

Legislation ( H.5305/R.149 ) was passed on September 16, 2020 making significant changes to the absentee voting process, effective for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election only.

Deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot

  • By Email, Fax, or Mail by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24.
  • By the Voter In-Person by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30 
  • By Authorized Representative acting on behalf of a voter who is unable to go the polls due to an illness or disability may return the application by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30 and must complete the Authorized Representative Form

All voters are now qualified to vote absentee under the “State of Emergency” reason. 
“State of Emergency” does not apply to any other election.

1. Get Your Absentee Application
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Get Absentee Application Online from SCVotes.gov! ** Printing Is Required **

- OR -

Contact Us

Phone: (803) 684-1242 or  (803) 909-7194
Fax:(803) 684-7801
Absentee@yorkcountygov.com

2. Complete and Return Your Absentee Application
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Returning Absentee Ballot Applications & Deadlines

Postal Mail, Email, or FaxPersonal Delivery
Deadline is Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Applications MAY NOT be accepted after this deadline, unless returned in person by the voter or by an Authorized Representative.
Deadline is October 30th at 5:00 p.m.
No other individual may return the absentee application for another voter. It is not permitted for spouses to return for each other, parents for children, children for parents, etc. The only exception is by an Authorized Representative.
3. Receive Your Absentee Ballot in the Mail
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4. Vote and Return Your Absentee Ballot
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  • Be sure to sign the voter's oath, have a witness sign and address the back of the return envelope.
  • Return your ballot either by mail, personal delivery or Authorized Returnee.
  • Your ballot must be received Board of Voter Registration Office of York County by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.
  • If returning your ballot by mail, mail it as soon as possible, preferably a week before election day, to help ensure timely delivery.
  • Track Your Absentee Application at SCVOTES.gov

ELECTION NOTICES

  • PUBLIC TEST OF THE IN-PERSON ABSENTEE BALLOT TABULATOR 
    When: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM - COMPLETE
    This test was open to the public.
  • PUBLIC TEST OF THE BY-MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOT TABULATOR 
    When: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am
    This test is open to the public.
  • PROVISIONAL BALLOT HEARING & RESULTS CERTIFICATION
    When: Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am
    This hearing is open to the public.

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.

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
elections@yorkcountygov.com