The registration deadline to participate in the June 9, 2020 Primary Elections was Sunday, May 10.
Beginning Monday, May 4 – Monday, June 8 residents can vote absentee at the Dorchester County Clemson Extension Office located at 201 Johnston Street in St. George. Absentee voting will only be available at this location between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Note: Although the physical address is 201 Johnston Street, the office fronts May St.
Summerville and North Charleston
Residents can vote In-Person Absentee at the Rollins Edwards Community Center located at 301 N. Hickory St. in Summerville, between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, beginning Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5.
Residents can vote In-Person Absentee at the Wescott Park Community Center located at 9006 Dorchester Road in North Charleston, between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, beginning Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5.
Voters that wish to vote absentee by mail may request an absentee application:
- By mailing to the Voter Registration Office, 201 Johnston St., St. George, SC 29477
- In-person at the Voter Registration Office, 201 Johnston sT., St. George, SC 29477
- By phone at (843) 563-0132
- By fax at (843) 563-0186
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online at www.scvotes.org
The deadline to return the application for a by-mail ballot is 2:00 PM on Friday, June 5. However, voters are advised to request by-mail ballots as soon as possible as there is no guarantee that a ballot mailed on June 5 will be received by the voter and returned to the Election Commission by election day.
All ballots must be received by the Election Commission no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day.
Below are sample ballots for the democratic and republican primary elections.
Note: All races will not appear on each ballot, based on district lines. Some precincts will not have a democratic ballot, based on district lines.
Notice of Challenged Ballot Procedure
Poll managers, any voter, and any qualified watcher may challenge the vote of a person who may be known or suspected not to be a qualified voter. A challenge may also be made if you have good reason to believe the person has already voted or has become disqualified for any cause.
Challenges of ballots cast in-person in the absentee precinct and at the polling place on election day must be made prior to the voter casting the ballot. No challenges can be made after that time.
All challenges must be addressed to poll managers and not directly to voters. Challenges of absentee by-mail ballots must be made prior to separating the ballot from the absentee return envelope, which can begin as early as 9:00 AM on Monday, June 8.
Challenges in the absentee precinct are very rare because the voter has the opportunity to make address changes or otherwise correct their voting record with election officials before casting an absentee ballot. If a challenged voter casts a provisional ballot, the challenger must appear or produce evidence at the provisional ballot hearing to sustain the challenge; otherwise, the ballot will be counted.