Sale of Voter Registration Lists

NOTICE:  LIST SALES AND THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS

The 2022 redistricting process is complete for federal and state-level districts as well as county councils.

Before purchasing voter lists for county-level voting districts below the level of county council, purchasers should verify with the county board of voter registration and elections whether the district in question has any pending updates. For example, if you want voter lists for school board districts, municipal districts, special purpose districts, fire districts or any other voting district that is not a county council district, you should confirm with that county’s board of voter registration and elections whether there is any pending redistricting affecting that district.

Replacement files or refunds will NOT be issued if you purchase a list not that does not fully reflect current districts due to an ongoing redistricting process.

Who Can Purchase a List

You must be a registered South Carolina voter to purchase a list (S.C. Code 7-3-20(c)(12)). 

Criteria

Lists can be created based on any combination of:

  • County
  • Voting District (house, senate, congressional, county council, city council, school district, etc.)
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Household
  • Participation in a particular election
  • Date of registration

Data Formats & Production

Electronic File

Includes: Name, Address, Race, Gender, Date of Birth, Voter Registration Number and Date Registered, County, Precinct, Voting Districts, and Voter Participation History (past two statewide primaries and general elections.

Format: Comma separated .txt file

Delivery: Electronic download (online) or flash drive or DVD (pickup or mail)

Mailing Labels

Includes: Voter's name and address

Delivery: Pickup or mail

Printed Report

Includes: Name, Address, Race, Gender, Date of Birth, Voter Registration Number and Date Registered, County, Precinct, and Voting districts.

Fees

A new fee schedule for electronic lists was implemented effective March 1, 2022, to lower the base fee from $160 to $25.  The fee for electronic U.S. House District lists increased from $1,000 to $1,200.

Electronic Lists

Per-Record Fees:

  • 1,000 - 5,000:        $25
  • 5,0001 - 50,000:    $25 + $1 for each additional 200 records or fraction thereof  
  • 50,001 - 75,000:    $275
  • 75,001 and more:  $275 + $75 for each additional 25,000 records or fraction thereof (up to $2,500 max)

Flat fees:

  • State House District:      $160
  • State Senate District:     $300
  • US House District:         $1,200

Mailing Labels and Printed Reports

  • 1,000 - 5,000 records:   $75
  • Additional 1,000 or fraction thereof:   $15

PURCHASE A LIST ONLINE

If you are purchasing a list online for the first time, it may be helpful to contact the SEC at (803) 734-9060 or elections@elections.sc.gov for assistance in ensuring you place your order correctly.

*NOTICE TO ALL REQUESTORS OF RECORDS

Obtaining or using public records for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State is prohibited under South Carolina Code Section 30-2-50 .

In addition, a person or private entity shall not knowingly obtain or use any "personal information" obtained from a public body for commercial solicitation directed to any person in the State. Section 30-2-50(A) . "Personal information" is defined as follows: Information that identifies or describes an individual including, but not limited to, an individual's photograph or digitized image, social security number, date of birth, driver's identification number, name, home address, home telephone number, medical or disability information, education level, financial status, bank account(s) number(s), account or identification number issued by and/or used by any federal or state governmental agency or private financial institution, employment history, height, weight, race, other physical details, signature, biometric identifiers, and any credit records or reports. Section 30-2-30(1).

PENALTY: A person knowingly violating the provisions of 30-2-50(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both. Section 30-2-50(D) .