South Carolina elections, 2013
- See also: Absentee Voting
In order to qualify for an absentee ballot, voters in South Carolina must provide a valid reason they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. The following voters are qualified for an absentee ballot:
—South Carolina State Election Commission
To vote absentee, a request must be received "no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fourth day prior to the election." The ballot must then be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
South Carolina is one of eight states that allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends at 5 p.m. the day prior to Election Day. To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. Those who qualify for an absentee ballot also qualify to vote early.
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
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- Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules," accessed December 16, 2013