Elections & Voter Registration

What You Need to Know

To vote in any election you must be registered 30 days prior to that election. Once you are registered, there is no need to re-register, but please keep your information up to date to avoid issues on Election Day at your polling place.

If you have never been registered in Georgetown County before, use the button on the left to check your information or contact our office.

If you are registered in another county, you will need to register in our county in order to vote.

Call now to request an absentee ballot if you can't go to the polls on Election Day

Change form (PDF) (to update your information; use only if you are already registered in Georgetown County).

To contact the local parties call:

  • Democratic Party - Marianne Mackey, 843-325-9792
  • Republican Party - Karol Anderson, 843-240-3029

Department Functions

To successfully administer all federal, state and local elections held within Georgetown County and provide all residents a chance to register and vote.

The office provides information concerning:

  • Absentee applications
  • Change of address forms
  • Information for all federal, state, and local elections held within Georgetown County
  • Precinct names
  • Registration deadlines
  • Voting locations

Information for Voters

Please be prepared (educate yourself before you go to vote) and please be patient. Polls are open from 7 am until 7 pm.

Curbside voting is available for those who are not able to go inside their polling location. ID is required for voting (choose one of the following): (Note all must be current / Not expired)

  • DMV-issued photo ID - South Carolina
  • Drivers license - South Carolina
  • Military photo ID
  • South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit
  • US passport
  • Voter registration card with photo

Additional ID

If you registered through the mail and did not provide your ID, you will have to provide it at the polls; if you use your voter registration card, you will need one additional form of current ID:

  • Bank Statement - with name and address
  • Government check - with name and address
  • Government document - with name and address (voter registration card does not count)
  • Paycheck - with name and address
  • Utility Bill - with name and address
  • Valid photo identification

Campaign Materials

No campaign materials are allowed within 200 feet of voting precinct or inside the precinct; this includes:

  • Bumper stickers
  • Buttons
  • Hats
  • T-shirts
  • Etc.

Assistance

If a voter needs assistance at the polls, the voter must ask for the assistance, and must qualify for this assistance.

If you registered at the DMV, and have not gotten a voter registration card, please call our office to make sure you are truly registered.