The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year to qualify for all upcoming Federal elections. Select the category that describes you. South Carolina does not require you to register to vote by party. However, to vote in primary elections, you must enter your party of choice to ensure you receive that party's ballot. If you want to change your party, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Party is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle) Please enter your sex and date of birth.<br/><br/>For race, enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: Black/ African American; Hispanic; Asian; White; Native American; Other.<br/><br/>Enter your Social Security number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. South Carolina allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your South Carolina voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, South Carolina provides a State Write-In Absentee Ballot to any voter unable to vote using the regular absentee voting process due to military service or due to living in extremely remote areas. This ballot allows you to vote for all primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State, local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. You must request this ballot 90 or less days before the election. To request it, write in Block 9: *"I am unable to vote by regular absentee ballot or in person due to requirements of military service or due to living in isolated or extremely remote areas of the world. I request a special write-in absentee ballot."* Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. South Carolina allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, fax or through the online Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT). If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting](http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting). If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers for election officials can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting](http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting). You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov), and fax to: (703) 693- 5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to South Carolina's voter registration verification website at [https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo](https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. Any person eligible to register who has been discharged or separated from service in the Armed Forces and returned home after the registration deadline may register to vote in the next election up to 5 pm on Election Day. They must register at their local election office. If qualified, they will be issued a registration notification with their voting precinct and a certification to the precinct managers stating that the person is registered and entitled to vote. South Carolina allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State, and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. South Carolina allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle) Please enter your sex and date of birth.<br/><br/>Race is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: Black/African American; Hispanic; Asian; White; Native American; Other.<br/><br/>Enter your Social Security number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. If you are using this form to register and wish to vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party, submit an FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Complete street address of your South Carolina voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote in any primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.scvotes.org] (http://www.scvotes.org). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office by the registration deadline. If using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be received by the local election office by the ballot return deadline. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. South Carolina allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send it as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting] (http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting). If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax it directly to your local election official. Fax numbers for election officials can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting](http://www.scvotes.org/how_to_register_absentee_voting). Include ballot, Voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov). > ***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls on Election Day.*** The oath on the ballot return envelope must be signed. You may return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use FPCA email or fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx](https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx). 2014-06-10T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-06-24T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-05-10T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-05-10T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Registration 2014-10-04T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-06-09T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-06-23T17:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Request 2014-11-03T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-06-10T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-06-24T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Return 2014-11-04T19:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form can be used to register and identifies you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes. How can I submit my FPCA? By mail, email or fax. Once you have submitted your FPCA you can access your ballot through the online Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT) at [www.scVotes.org] (http://www.scVotes.org) which allows registered voters to upload their FPCA. How often must I submit my FPCA? Submit a new FPCA after January 1 of each year or every time your address changes. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Submit an FPCA by mail, email, fax or through the online Electronic Voting Accessibility Tool (EVAT). How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)? You may return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email, or fax. What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You may use a FWAB any time before an election without having registered or made a previous request for an absentee ballot. If you are using the FWAB to register, it must reach your local election office by the registration deadline. You may use a FWAB to vote in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? No. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [www.scVotes.org] (https://www.scVotes.org). County 864-366-5797 klondon@abbevillecountysc.com Abbeville 901 West Greenwood St. Abbeville SC 29620 County 803-642-2029 absentee@aikencountysc.gov Aiken PO Box 3127 Aiken SC 29802 County 803-584-8147 kzapencki@allendalecounty.com Allendale 158 McNair Street Allendale SC 29810 County 864-260-4203 acvote@andersoncountysc.org Anderson PO Box 8002 Anderson SC 29624 County 803-245-3027 ppj57@bellsouth.net Bamberg PO Box 947 Bamberg SC 29003 County 803-541-3683 ndefrenn@barnwellsc.com Barnwell 34 Pechman Street Barnwell SC 29812 County 843-255-9429 voter@bcgov.net Beaufort PO Box 1228 Beaufort SC 29901-1228 County 843-719-4060 charrell@berkeleycountysc.gov Berkeley PO Box 6122 Moncks Corner SC 29461 County 803-874-1242 sjenkins@calhouncounty.sc.gov Calhoun 102 Courthouse Drive, Suite 113 St. Matthews SC 29135 County 843-745-2236 absentee@charlestoncounty.org Charleston PO Box 71419 Charleston SC 29415 County 864-902-1127 catie.allison@cherokeecountysc.com Cherokee 110 Railroad Avenue Gaffney SC 29340 County 803-581-2696 emoore@chestercounty.org Chester PO Box 580 Chester SC 29706 County 843-623-3196 vrcfield@hotmail.com Chesterfield 416 West Boulevard Chesterfield SC 29709 County 803-435-9074 vr14sblack@hotmail.com Clarendon PO Box 548 Manning SC 29102-0458 County 843-549-2812 aupchurch@colletoncounty.org Colleton PO Box 97 Walterboro SC 29488 County 843-398-4907 hcampbell@darcosc.com Darlington 131 Cashua Street Darlington SC 29532-3222 County 843-841-3728 sedwardsvr17@aol.com Dillon PO Box 973 Dillon SC 29536 County 843-563-0186 vote@dorchestercounty.net Dorchester 201 Johnston Street Saint George SC 29477 County 803-637-4134 vote@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov Edgefield PO Box 442 Edgefield SC 29824-0442 County 803-635-5095 voterreg@fairfieldsc.com Fairfield PO Drawer 60 Winnsboro SC 29180-0060 County 843-292-1613 dalford@florenceco.org Florence 219 Third Loop Road Florence SC 29505 County 843-545-3342 vote@georgetowncountysc.org Georgetown 303 N. Hazard Street Georgetown SC 29440 County 864-467-7256 absentee@greenvillecounty.org Greenville 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900 Greenville SC 29601-3668 County 864-942-5664 absentee@greenwoodsc.gov Greenwood 600 Monument Street, Box P-117 Greenwood SC 29646-2643 County 803-914-2083 dbryant@hamptoncountysc.org Hampton 201 Jackson Avenue West Hampton SC 29924 County 843-915-6440 martins@horrycounty.org Horry 1515 4th Avenue Conway SC 29526 County 843-726-7626 jbostick@jaspercountysc.gov Jasper PO Box 299 Ridgeland SC 29936-0299 County 803-424-4012 voterregistration@kershaw.sc.gov Kershaw 609 Lafayette Ave. Camden SC 29020 County 803-416-9357 mahudson@lancastercountysc.net Lancaster PO Box 1809 Lancaster SC 29721 County 864-983-2529 lwest@co.laurens.sc.us Laurens PO Box 769 Laurens SC 29360 County 803-484-4392 sbarnhill@leecountysc.org Lee PO Box 309 Bishopville SC 29010 County 803-785-8390 dcrepes@lex-co.com Lexington 605 W. Main Street, Suite 105 Lexington SC 29072 County 843-423-8267 tmoody@marionsc.org Marion 137 Airport Ct., Suite E Mullins SC 29574 County 843-454-0633 mcvr35Lmoses@gmail.com Marlboro 119 South Marlboro Street Bennettsville SC 29512-0502 County 864-852-2489 sjennings@mccormickcountysc.org McCormick PO Box 636 McCormick SC 29835 County 803-321-2122 brogers@newberrycounty.net Newberry PO Box 147 Newberry SC 29108 County 864-638-4197 jbrooks@oconeesc.com Oconee 415 S. Pine St. Walhalla SC 29691 County 803-533-6215 absentee@orangeburgcounty.org Orangeburg PO Box 9000 Orangeburg SC 29116-9000 County 864-898-5637 elections@co.pickens.sc.us Pickens 222 McDaniel Avenue, B-9 Pickens SC 29671 County 803-576-2249 absenteeballots@RCGOV.US Richland PO Box 192 Columbia SC 29202 County 864-445-9187 d.burden@saludacounty.sc.gov Saluda 111 Law Range Saluda SC 29138 County 864-596-2958 hlaye@spartanburgcounty.org Spartanburg PO Box 1287 Spartanburg SC 29304 County 803-436-2405 pjefferson@sumtercountysc.org Sumter 141 N. Main Street, Room 114 Sumter SC 29150-4987 County 864-427-7851 dpettit@countyofunion.com Union 320 East Main Street Union SC 29379 County 843-355-2039 edith.redden@williamsburgcounty.sc.gov Williamsburg 5 Courthouse Square Kingstree SC 29556 County 803-684-7801 elections@yorkcountygov.com York EC Black Building, 13 South Congress Street York SC 29745