Voter Registration


The Lancaster County Voter Registration Office will be open and operational during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

S.C. Governor by Executive Order 2020-29 Section 3 has rescheduled the Lancaster County School Board Special Election originally scheduled for May 5, 2020 to Tuesday July 14, 2020. Absentee voting is still open and available for the Special Election.  Additionally, anyone who has already voted absentee for this election is not required to vote again.  All original ballots will be counted for this election when it is rescheduled.

Voters are encouraged to utilize absentee voting by mail and access the following websites for the latest information and resources:

Election Related Coronavirus updates:

Absentee Voting:

Register to vote online:

For more information regarding COVID-19 and Lancaster County Operations, go online to

Public Notice for Lancaster County Candidate Filing

The function of the Voter Registration

Department is to facilitate voter registration, properly maintain voter registration records, conduct fair and impartial elections in accordance with the state and federal law, and protect the integrity of the election process.


"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt 


 To Vote in South Carolina, You Must:

  • be a citizen of the United States and South Carolina
  • be a resident in the County and voting precinct you are to vote in
  • be at least 18 years of age as of the next election
  • not be under any court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not serving a term of imprisonment resulting from conviction of a crime
  • not have been convicted of a felony or offense against election laws

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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State Senate Map

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Absentee Voting

For more info on absentee voting procedures click here.

Polling Locations

To find your polling location and get directions click here

Online Registration

Register here. To complete, you’ll need a valid SC driver's license or identification card.

You must be registered one month prior to election day to vote. 

Paper Registration

To download click here and return it to the address below.  Mail must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to a particular election to be eligible. 

Lancaster County Board of Elections and Voter Registration
P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721

Election Commission

More Information 

The next Election Commission meeting will be held in the Voter Registration Office on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

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