Frequently Asked Questions
If I register to vote, will I be called for jury duty?
Jury selection in South Carolina comes from a combination of the voter registration and driver's license/identification cardholder files
How long do I have to live in a county before I can register to vote?
There is no duration requirement in South Carolina for residency.
How often will I have to register to vote?
Voter registration is permanent. You do not have to re-register unless you move to a new county. If you move to a new precinct within the county you must notify the voter registration office.
Do I have to specify or declare a party preference?
No, you do not have to specify a party when registering to vote. During a primary election, a voter can participate in either party's primary; however, you can only vote in one primary for a particular election.
Will I receive confirmation of my voter registration?
Yes. The county board of voter registration will process all voter registration applications.
Where will I go to vote?
The voter registration certificate you will receive will contain the name of your voting place. You can search the scvotes.gov for your polling place by clicking this link.
Why do I have to give my social security number?
South Carolina law requires any one wishing to register to vote disclose their Social Security Number. Social Security Number is used for identification purposes only. The county boards of voter registration do not release it.
I have lost my voter registration card, will I need it in order to vote?
It is not necessary to have your voter registration card with you when you go to the poll to vote; however, you must have either a valid S. C. Driver's License or identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.