Voter Registration & Elections
NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm.Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting (AUG 2022)
Non-Partisan Candidate Filing for 2022
- York School District Trustee Seats 2, 4, At-Large
- Clover School District Trustee Seats 1, 2, 5, At-Large
** Clover District Map Updated on 5/16/2022 ** View Map (PDF)
- Rock Hill School District Trustee Seats 2, 4, At-Large
- Fort Mill School District Trustees ( 4 Seats )
- Fishing Creek Watershed ( 2 Seats )
- Tinker's Creek Watershed ( 2 Seats )
- Amendments & Local Questions
Opens: Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 12 Noon
Closes: Monday, August 15, 2022 @ 12 Noon
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.
Redistricting updates for State Senate, House, & County Council
SC Notary PublicTo become a SC Notary Public, you will need your
Voter Registration Number:
- Check Your Voter Registration from SCVOTES.GOV.
- The Certificate Number is your Voter Registration Number.
- Additionally, your name and address on your Voter Registration must match your Notary Application.
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.
Question of the Week
Question: I’ve moved and haven’t updated my voter registration card. Can I still vote?
- Moved to another residence within your precinct, you can vote at your polling place but must first fill out a change of address form.
- Moved to a different precinct within your county, you are eligible to vote a failsafe ballot.
- Moved to another county within 30 days of the election, you are eligible to vote a failsafe ballot.
- 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.