2024 Presidential Preference Primaries

Democratic Party PPP - Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024: 7:00am-7:00pm
Republican Party PPP - Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024: 7:00am-7:00pm

What is a Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?

Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024
  • Republican Presidential Preference Primary is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024

Early Voting for Democratic Presidential Preference Primary:

  • Monday, Jan. 22—Saturday, Jan. 27, 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Monday, Jan. 29—Friday, Feb. 2, 8:30am-6:00pm
  • No early voting Sunday, January 28

Early Voting for Republican Presidential Preference Primary:

  • Monday, Feb. 12—Saturday, Jan. 27, 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Closed for voting: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, Monday, Feb. 19, 2023 (President's Day), Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
Board of Voter Registration & Elections Office
of York County, S.C.


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

Phone: 803.684.1242
Fax: (803) 684-7801
Email: [email protected]

Voter Registration Deadlines for New Voters for York County, S.C.

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.

Vote Absentee By-Mail?

Contact our office at 803.684.1242, by USPS postal mail, or visit us in-person to request an Absentee Application. Last day to request an Absentee By-Mail ballot is 5pm on the 11th day prior to the election. Voted Absentee By-Mail ballots can be returned during the operational hours of an Early Voting Center or to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office before 7pm on Election Day. Ballots that arrive after 7pm on Election Day, by law, cannot be counted.

Early Voting

Voters can visit any early voting center during the early voting period, present their Photo ID, and vote using the voting system like they would at their polling place on election day. 

New Precincts & Official Location Changes

Field Day and Mountain View Precincts were created in May of 2023 originating from the existing Bethel School Precinct. SC State Code of Laws amended § 7-7-530. Voters affected will be mailed a new voter registration card.

Field Day precinct will vote at Field Day Park at Lake Wylie, 1101 Field Day Ln, Clover, SC 29710

Mountain View voters will return to Bethel Elementary School, 6000 E Highway 55, Clover, SC 29710.

District & Precinct Maps are being updated to reflect the new precincts.

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

S.C. 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.