Early voting begins in South Carolina on Monday, Oct. 24

The State Election Commission is reminding voters that they don’t need to wait until November to vote in the upcoming Statewide General Election.

Any voter can visit an early voting center in their county during the early voting period and vote in person like they would at their polling place on election day.

Early voting sites in Lexington County:

Early Voting sites will be open: October 24th – November 5th
Monday – Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm  at the following locations:
  • County Voter Registration and Elections Office:
    605 West Main Street, Room 130, Lexington, SC 29072 
  • Midlands Technical College (Batesburg-Leesville Campus):
    423 College Street, Lexington, SC 29072 
  • Midlands Technical College (Harbison Campus):
    7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063 
  • Pelion Branch Library:
    206 Pine Street, Pelion, SC 29123 
  • West Columbia Community Center:
    754 B. Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169

Click for Lexington County voting info:

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. Qualified voters include:

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 28. To vote absentee:

  • Call or visit your county voter registration office to be mailed an absentee application.
    • You must provide your name, date of birth and last four digits of your Social Security Number when making your request.
  • Complete, sign and return the application by U.S. mail or personal delivery to your county voter registration office as soon as possible, but no later than the deadline on October 28.
  • After you receive and vote your ballot, be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have your signature witnessed. 
    • Anyone age 18 or older can witness your signature.  A notary is not necessary.
  • Return your ballot by mail or personal delivery as soon as possible. Ballots must be received by the county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8.
    • Ballots returned by mail should be mailed no later than one week prior to election day to help ensure timely delivery.
    • You must present Photo ID when returning an absentee ballot in person.
  • Find more information at scVOTES.gov on how an Immediate Family Member or Authorized Representative can assist you with requesting and returning your absentee ballot.

Make sure you’re ready to vote by visiting scVOTES.gov:

  • See who will be on your ballot by checking a copy of your sample ballot.
  • Check early voting locations in your county.
  • Track your absentee ballot.
  • Find 2022 General Election FAQs and statistics.

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