Voter Registration

MaryAnn Hudson-Voter Registration   Mary Ann Hudson
Voter Registration Director
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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 state and federal law, and protect the integrity of the election process.

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Board Meetings
Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Voter Registration office located in the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. There will be no Board meeting for the month of July. The next meeting will be held on August 15, 2024, at 10:00am.

Machine Testing
In preparation for the July 30, 2024, Van Wyck Special Election, We will be performing a public test of the optical scan ballots on Friday, July 26, 2024, at 10:00AM. The test will take place at The Lancaster County Voter Registration Office. The public is welcome to attend, observe, and ask questions about the process.

Hand Count Public Notice
The Office of Voter Registration and Elections of Lancaster County will conduct a hand-count audit on: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 10:00 AM. The purpose of a hand-count audit is to ensure the number of ballots cast was accurately recorded by the tabulation device. Additionally, the audit ensures that the number of votes cast for a particular candidate was accurately recorded by the tabulation device. Audited precincts and contests are selected by the State Election Commission and are published on SCVotes.gov. Photography/Videography is Prohibited: Article II §1 of the South Carolina Constitution states, “[a]ll elections by the people shall be by secret ballot, but the ballots shall not be counted in secret.” To ensure secrecy of the ballot, photography/videography is prohibited during hand-count audits


Candidate Filing
To see a complete list of candidates who have filed for the Van Wyck Special Election held on July 30, 2024, or who have filed for the 2024 General Election held on November 5th, 2024, visit SCvotes.gov.

Candidate filing for non-partisan School Board seats 2, 4 and 6; Cane Creek Watershed- (3 seats) will open on August 1st, 2024, at 12 noon and close on August 14th, 2024, at 12 noon in the Voter Registration office located in the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. No filing fee. More candidate information can be found on SCvotes.gov

Candidate filing for Little Lynches - (3 seats) will open on August 1, 2024, at 12 noon and close on August 14, 2024. You must file with the State Election Commission.  For more information, call the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District at 803-286-4455.

Candidate Filing for County Council Seat District 6 will open on July 12, 2024, at 12 noon and close on July 22, 2024, at 12 noon In the Voter Registration office located in the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster, SC. More candidate information can be found on SCvotes.gov.

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Absentee Voting
For more info on absentee voting procedures click here.

Reminder! Absentee Applications can no longer be requested by email.
You may request by phone, mail, or in person at your county elections office.


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. 

Moving or changing your name?
If you move or change your name, you should update your registration immediately or at least 30 days prior to any upcoming election.

You can check your registration at scvotes.gov and make the necessary changes or stop by the Lancaster County Voter Registration office located in the County Administration Building.

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