COLUMBIA, SC (May 23, 2018) – Absentee voting for the Statewide Primaries is underway at county elections offices throughout the state. As of today, nearly 15,000 absentee ballots have been issued statewide. Voters who are age 65 and older, who will be on vacation, or who can’t go to the polls due to their job are all qualified to vote absentee. If you meet one of these or any of the other qualifying reasons, you can vote early by absentee ballot. The State Election Commission wants you to know how to vote absentee and the deadlines for doing so.
Two Ways to Vote Absentee:
In Person – Visit your county elections office, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11.
By Mail – Voters should consider U.S. Postal Service transit times in choosing to vote absentee by mail. First class mail may take 2-5 days to arrive at its destination.