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South Carolina State Election Commission encourages early voting for June primaries

Columbia, South Carolina – The South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) is preparing for the June Primaries and is urging registered voters to take advantage of early voting opportunities. “You don’t have to wait until Election Day, June 11th, to cast your ballot,” says Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “You can vote at any early voting center in your county and vote just like you would at your polling place on Election Day.”

The early voting period in South Carolina starts on Tuesday, May 28 and ends Friday, June 7. SEC encourages early voting for June primaries

Vote Early

  • The early voting period starts on Tuesday, May 28 and ends Friday, June 7.
  • Closed on weekends and state holidays.
  • Early voting centers are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the early voting period.
  • Voters will be asked to present a Photo ID when checking into vote.
  • Visit scVOTES.gov or contact your county voter registration office to find a list of early voting locations.

Vote Absentee

  • Qualified voters can vote absentee by mail. An example of a qualified voter could be a person with a physical disability or someone who is age 65 or older.
  • To see a full list of qualifying reasons to vote absentee, visit the absentee voting page on scVOTES.gov.
  • To vote absentee by mail, get your application by contacting your county voter registration office.
  • The deadline to return your application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31.
  • Return your ballot by mail or personal delivery as soon as possible, but no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 11.

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To get any additional information on early voting, absentee voting, locations, sample ballots, or general election information about voting in South Carolina, visit www.scvotes.gov

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