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Cast Your Ballot Ahead of Time for the June Primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 23, 2024) – As the S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) gears up for the upcoming June Primaries, they are encouraging registered voters to jumpstart their participation by voting early. “You don’t have to wait until Election Day, June 11th, to cast your ballot,” says Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “You can vote at any early voting center in your county and vote just like you would at your polling place on Election Day.”

Vote Early

  • The early voting period starts on Tuesday, May 28 and ends Friday, June 7.
  • Closed on weekends and state holidays.
  • Early voting centers are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the early voting period.
  • Voters will be asked to present a Photo ID when checking into vote.
  • Visit or contact your county voter registration office to find a list of early voting locations.

Vote Absentee

  • Qualified voters can vote absentee by mail. An example of a qualified voter could be a person with a physical disability or someone who is age 65 or older.
  • To see a full list of qualifying reasons to vote absentee, visit the absentee voting page on
  • To vote absentee by mail, get your application by contacting your county voter registration office.
  • The deadline to return your application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31.
  • Return your ballot by mail or personal delivery as soon as possible, but no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 11.

Stay Prepped for the Polls

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