Making Democracy Work

Successfully Registering and Voting in SC

Photo ID Required to Vote

At the polls, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs:

S.C. Driver's License
ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
Federal Military ID
U.S. Passport
Where to Get a Photo ID if You Need One

Get Registered to Vote


    -Requires S.C. Driver's License or DMV ID

    -The online application will allow you to register at your DMV residence address

    -If you have moved, you must first update your residence address with DMV

  • Register in person at your county board of voter registration, or
  • Download a form, complete it, and mail, fax, or scan it to your county board of voter registration

Do you need to apply to vote absentee ballot?

Time to Vote

Not sure if you're registered to vote? Check your voter registration information or update your voter registration.

Citizens must be registered 30 days in advance of elections.

Voters with Disabilities

Frequently asked questions about voter registration.

County Election Contacts

Candidate Forums

Learn how to get the most out of a candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area welcomes the opportunity to work with community organizations in presenting candidate forums open to the general public. If your organization is interested in offering a forum in 2016, please contact us about a partnership. The League's online voters' guide.

Having a hard time choosing the candidate who will best represent you? See our advice on How to Judge a Candidate.

How to Choose a School Board Candidate: What Every Voter Should Know

To maintain the integrity of our candidate forums, we adhere to a strict candidate forum policy.

LWVCA-Sponsored Informed Citizens Programs

Find them here

Will you help register voters?

One of the primary focuses of the League is promoting political participation by facilitating voter registration.

Would you like to help register new voters?
To volunteer to help with voter registration, please email us.

Save All Votes!

Visit, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina's Statewide Voter Advocacy Partnership website.

Certified Political Parties of South Carolina

These political parties are certified in South Carolina.