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June Statewide Primaries and Runoffs are Just Around the Corner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 2, 2024) –As South Carolina prepares for the 2024 June Primaries and Runoffs, the State Election Commission wants to highlight some essential dates and deadlines for voters to remember. This period is also a prime time for voters to educate themselves on the candidates and issues so they can be ready to make their voices heard when it’s time to cast their ballot.

Important registration dates & deadlines:

The 2024 June Primaries are on Tuesday, June 11 for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. You can vote in either Primary, but not both.

  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Friday, May 10.
  • The deadline to register to vote online or by fax or email is Sunday, May 12 at 11:59 p.m.
  • The deadline to register to vote by mail is Monday, May 13 (must be postmarked by this date).

Register to vote with a few easy steps!

Already registered? Be sure it’s up to date by checking your voter registration information.

  • If you have moved within your county, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration.
  • If you have moved from one county another, you must register in your new county by the deadline to eligible to vote.

Choose how you want to vote!

Vote Early

The early voting period for Primaries starts on Tuesday, May 28, and ends Friday, June 7. Early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Vote Absentee

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Primaries is May 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Vote on Election Day

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Additional Reminders

  • Find your sample ballot, voting locations, and more information on voter registration and elections by visiting or by contacting your county voter registration office.
  • Download our Voter Go-To Guides and check out our voter FAQs to help you Prep for the Polls.
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