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Absentee Voting Information

web posted October 27, 2018

EDGEFIELD - The Executive Director of the Edgefield County Registrations & Elections has shared information that you need to know if you wish to cast an absentee ballot.

Voting Absentee In-Person:

    Visit your county elections office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.
    Available until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5.
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00am-1:00 pm

Voting Absentee by Mail:

It is important that voters 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.  Voters should apply as soon as possible and make sure to mail the ballot at least one week before the election.

Step 1:  Get an absentee application.

∑         Get your application online at scVOTES.org.   Download the application as a .pdf. file then print the application.

∑         Or request your application from your county voter registration office by phone, mail, email, or fax.   You will be mailed the application.

Step 2:  Complete and return the application.

∑         Mail, fax or email the completed application to your county voter registration office as soon as possible.  Voters who return applications by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3 will be mailed a ballot.

Step 3:  Get your ballot and VOTE!

∑         Your ballot will arrive by mail.  Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it as soon as possible to your county voter registration office and no later than 7:00 p.m. on November 6.  If you canít mail your ballot by October 30, consider returning the ballot in-person.

∑         Check the status of your absentee ballot online at scVOTES.org.


Click here for statistical reports on voter registration, absentee voting, and historical voter turnout.

Voters qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

1.      Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents

2.      Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine serving outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them (click here for additional information)

3.      Persons serving with the American Red Cross or United Service Organizations (USO) serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents (click here for additional information)

4.      Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day

5.      Physically disabled persons

6.      Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them

7.      Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election

8.      Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day

9.      Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

10.  Overseas Citizens (click here for additional information)

11.  Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons

12.  Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election

13.  Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day

14.  Persons sixty-five years of age or older

15.  Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial

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