To be eligible to register to vote in South Carolina, a person must meet the following qualifications:


  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election.
  • Be a resident in the county and polling precinct in which the elector offers to vote.
  • Not be under a current court order declaring the elector mentally incompetent.
  • Not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or any offence against the election laws, unless the elector has served his entire sentence, including probation and parole time, or has received a pardon.


There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.


You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.