Voter Registration & Elections

Non-Partisan Candidate Filing for 2022

Filing Location:


York County Government Center

Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office of York County
6 South Congress Street, Suite 1201
York, SC 29745

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 now have three methods of voting:

  • 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

Register to Vote in York, South Carolina

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.

Question of the Week

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.


Turning 18 in 2022?

Starting Saturday, January 15, 2022, 17-year-olds who will turn 18-years-old on or before November 8, 2022 can register to vote in the June Primaries, and the General Election.

According to 7-5-180 of the S.C. Code of Laws, those individuals who are not yet 18-years-old but will turn 18 before the next ensuing General Election, and who otherwise qualify to vote, have the right to register beginning 120 days prior to the closing of the books of a preceding primary.

Visit SCVOTES.GOV for details on Voter Registration in South Carolina.


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
[email protected]