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Municipal Election Day is Quickly Approaching for South Carolina Voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 2, 2023) – With early voting for municipal elections ending soon, the State Election Commission wants to share a few important reminders about voting on Municipal Election Day.

217 elections in 39 counties are being held on November 7. Over 1.2 million voters across the state have an election.

What to Know:

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Time: Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Anyone in line before 7:00p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Location: Your election day polling place. Find your polling place and check your sample ballot at or by contacting your local elections office.

Voters will be asked to present a current and valid Photo ID when checking in to vote. Acceptable Photo IDs include:

  • SC Driver's License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

If you still have an absentee ballot:

  • For the ballot to count, it must be received by the local elections office no later than 7:00 p.m. on November 7. 
  • Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have the return envelope witnessed before returning the ballot.  Make sure the witness is at least 18 years old and provides an address.
  • Instead of mailing your ballot, consider personally delivering your ballot to ensure it arrives on time.
  • Photo ID is required when returning the absentee ballot in person.
  • You can track your absentee ballot at 

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