Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens in

South Carolina

Use this site to vote absentee if you are

  • a U.S. citizen.
  • at least 18 years old.
  • absent from your voting residence.

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine absent from your voting residence.
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine.
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the country.

STEP 1

Register and request your absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).


STEP 2

Fill out and send in your ballot when it arrives.

Didn't receive your ballot?


Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
Presidential Primary - Democratic February 29, 2020
Received by January 30, 2020
Received by February 29, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by 7 PM, February 29, 2020
By Mail: Sent by* 7 PM, February 29, 2020
State Primary June 9, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by May 10, 2020
By Mail: Postmarked by May 11, 2020
Received by June 9, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by 7 PM, June 9, 2020
By Mail: Sent by** 7 PM, June 9, 2020
State Primary Runoff June 23, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by May 10, 2020
By Mail: Postmarked by May 11, 2020
Received by June 23, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by 7 PM, June 23, 2020
By Mail: Sent by** 7 PM, June 23, 2020
General Election November 3, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by October 4, 2020
By Mail: Postmarked by October 5, 2020
Received by November 3, 2020
By Email or Fax: Received by 7 PM, November 3, 2020
By Mail: Sent by*** 7 PM, November 3, 2020

*Ballot Return: Presidential Preference Primary election ballots returned by mail must still be received by 5 PM on the 4th day after the election.

**Ballot Return: State Primary and Primary Runoff election ballots returned by mail must still be received by 5 PM on the day after the election.

***Ballot Return: General Election ballots returned by mail must still be received by 5 PM the 2nd day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.