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Voter Registration and Elections

 

Kristie Richardson, Director

Location: 303 North Hazard Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3339
Fax: (843) 545-3342
          
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, (except for legal holidays)
Mailing Address: 303 North Hazard Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440

Latest News:

Some precincts will change locations for June 9 Primary

May 27, 2020

Issues related to COVID-19 have necessitated temporary changes to the location of
several voting precincts in Georgetown County. These changes will be in effect for the June 9 statewide Primary Elections, as well as any runoff elections required on June 23.

View Precinct Changes 

 

Skip the Line; Vote Absentee

The 2020 Statewide Primary Election is set for June 9. With ongoing concerns about COVID-19, many voters are thinking about potential health risks that may come with voting in person at their precinct. With a larger than usual turnout expected for 2020 elections, voters with physical limitations may also have serious concerns about waiting in line. Luckily, voting absentee is a great options that can alleviate these concerns.

Did you know you can vote by mail in South Carolina?

It's called absentee voting, and as of May 13, every registered voter in South Carolina is qualified to vote absentee in the June 2020 Primaries and any runoff elections that follow. This means voters can vote in person right now at the Elections Office in Georgetown (address and map at the top of this page) or can request a ballot to mail in their vote. If you want to mail in your vote, please request your ballot and send it back as soon as possible.

If you would like to vote absentee, you can print an application online, or you can contact our office for an application using the information at the top of this page. A ballot will be mailed to you. You can fill out your ballot at home, following ballot instructions carefully, and return it to the county voter registration office by 7 p.m. on the day of the election. You may return the ballot personally or by mail. You may also have another person return the ballot for you, but you must first complete an authorization to return absentee ballot form, available from your county voter registration office. For more information, visit the S.C. Election Commission's Absentee Voting web page.

 

2020 Elections

View 2020 Elections Schedule

Register to Vote

Check Your Voter Registration

View a Sample Ballot for the June 9 Primary (Note: In South Carolina, voters do not have to register with a political party and may choose to vote in either Party's Primary. Your choice will not affect how you vote in any future election.)

Absentee Voting

Become a Paid Poll Worker

More Voter Information

 

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, or use the new "button" request on the left!

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

To contact the local parties call:

Democratic Party — Deb Smith (843) 830-3996
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, registration deadlines, change of address forms, voting locations, precinct names and information for all federal, state, and local elections held within Georgetown County.

 

Information for Voters:

Please be prepared (educate yourself before you go to vote) and please be patient.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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)

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

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 ID:

  1. a current and valid photo identification OR
  2. a current bank Statement – with name and address.
  3. a current utility Bill – with name and address.
  4. a current paycheck – with name and address.
  5. a current government check – with name and address.
  6. a current government document – with name and address (voter registration card does not count).

No campaign materials are allowed within 200 ft of voting precinct or inside the precinct; this includes button, hats, T-shirts, bumper stickers, etc.

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.

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