April 29 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The State of South Carolina will hold its primary election on June 10. If you are a South Carolina resident and want to vote in the primary, you must be registered by May 10. If you live outside your election jurisdiction and need to register to vote absentee, you can do so using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) available at If you complete and return this form, South Carolina will register you as an absentee voter and send you your ballot for all elections this year.

If you are already registered in South Carolina, you must request your ballot by 5pm ET, June 9 if you want to vote in the primary.

Detailed information is available at, along with the FPCA. If you are registered and have not received your absentee ballot by May 11, use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote. The form is also available at

An Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) ballot will be provided simultaneously with the primary ballot. Complete the IRV at the same time as voting your election ballot and it will be tabulated in the event that there is a runoff election. The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24 and will be held if no candidate receives the majority of the votes cast for an office in the regular primary election.

Further information can be found at:


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