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Absentee Voting

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting has now been replaced with a two-week Early Voting Period. Any voter can visit an Early-Voting Location in their county and vote like they would at their Polling Place on Election Day.

Early Voting for the Democrat PPP is:
    When: Mon, Jan 22, 2024 – Sat, Jan 27, 2024
              Mon, Jan 29, 2024-Fri, Feb 2, 2024 - 8:30 am -6:00 pm Mon-Sat (Closed Sunday Jan 28, 2024)

Early Voting for the Republican PPP is:
    When: Mon, Feb 12, 2024 – Sat, Feb 17, 2024
          Tues, Feb 20, 2024– Thurs, Feb 22, 2024 - 8:30 am -6:00 pm Mon-Sat (Closed Sunday Feb 18, Monday Feb 19 & Fri Feb 23, 2024)

Where: Registration & Election Office
    605 West Main Street, Ste. C, 130
         Lexington, SC 29072

Where: Midlands Technical College
    7300 College Street, Room 102
    Irmo, SC 29063

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID when check in

Curb-Side Voting:
Any Voter who, because of a disability or being age 65 or older, cannot enter the poling place in which they are registered to vote, or is unable to stand in line to vote, may vote outside the polling place inside a vehicle in the closest available parking area (7-13-771-National voting Accessibility for Elderly and Handicapped Act)

Absentee (by-mail only)

Absentee Voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. IN-Person Absentee Voting is No Longer Authorized by law.  

The Deadline for Returning a Democratic Absentee Voter Application is 5:00 pm Tuesday January 23, 2024

The Deadline for Returning a Republican Absentee Voter Application is 5:00 pm Tuesday February 13, 2024

All Absentee Applications must be ‘Completed, Signed and Returned’ to either an Early Voting Center or to the County Voter Registration Office BEFORE 5:00 pm:
(Democratic Absentee Voter Application is 5:00 pm Tuesday January 23, 2024) 
(Republican Absentee Voter Application is 5:00 pm Tuesday February 13, 2024)

All applications returned AFTER this date will NOT receive an Absentee Ballot.  If you expect to miss this deadline, please Vote at an Early Voting Center or Vote on (1) of the Following Election Days:
•    February 3, 2024 during the Democratic Election 
OR during the 
•    February 24, 2024 during the Republican Election

For more Absentee Voting information please visit the SC Election Commission Absentee Voting webpage at

Qualified voters include:

  • Voters with Disabilities
  • Voters sixty-five years of age or older
  • Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them
  • Voters admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Voters who, for one of the following reasons, are unable to Vote in person any day of the Early Voting period or Election Day
    • Employment obligations
    • Attending sick or physically disabled persons
    • Confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
    • Absent from their county for any reason

To Vote Absentee:

  • Request an Absentee Application by phone, mail, or in person at your County Voter Registration Office no later than 5:00 pm: 
        o (Democrat Applications- January 23, 2024) 
        o (Republican Applications February 13, 2024) 
  • Complete, Sign and Return the Absentee Application to your Voter Registration Office by mail or in person: 

              o (Democrat Applications- January 23, 2024)

              o (Republican Applications February 13, 2024)

  • After your Application is processed, you will receive your Absentee IN THE MAIL
  • Vote and Return your Ballot to your County Voter Registration Office by Mail, or In-Person No Later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day: 

             o (Democrat Election Day is:  February 3, 2024 7:00 pm)

             o (Republican Election Day is:  February 24, 2024 7:00 pm)

  • Be sure to SIGN and DATE the VOTERS OATH and have the RETURN ENVELOPE WITNESSED (Witness must print their Name, Sign and Included their Address). The witness requirement changes in the law went into effect in July 2022.
  • Photo ID will be REQUIRED to Return the Ballot In Person
  • If someone other than the Voter is returning the ballot, an AUTHORIZED TO RETURN ABSENTEE BALLOT FORM 'MUST' accompany the ballot (Do NOT Seal this form inside the Envelope with the Ballot!).  This form is included in the ballot packet that is mailed to the Voter.  Both the Voter and the Returnee MUST Sign the form.  Proper ID will be required of the Returnee to Submit the Ballot.
  • For more ABSENTEE VOTING information please contact:

              o  The Registration and Election Office by phone (803-785-8362) 

              o  Email: or by 

              o  Visiting