South Carolina will elect a U.S. Senator in 2016.
Presidential Primary voter registration deadline – January 21, 2016
Presidential Primary date – February 20, 2016
State Primary voter registration deadline – May 14, 2016
State Primary date – June 14, 2016
General Election voter registration deadline – October 8, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information phone number – 803-734-9060
State election website –
In person – A voter who qualifies for an
absentee ballot (see below) may apply for and vote his absentee ballot in
person once absentee ballots are ready (usually 30 days before an election)
up until the day before the election.
By mail – In order to vote early by mail, a voter must meet one of several
criteria. Among the acceptable reasons for voting absentee are: the voter is
65 or older; physical disability; the voter will be on vacation on Election
Day; the voter is a member of the armed forces
and/or lives overseas; and the voter will not be able to vote “for reasons
Applications for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots may be made at any time
during the year, but must be received by the county registration office no
later than the Friday before the election. Ballots must be returned by the
close of the polls on Election Day.