Absentee Voting sets Record for Midterm Election
As of Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, more than 260,000 absentee ballots have been issued statewide in South Carolina, and more than 230,000 absentee ballots have been returned. For the 2014 General Election, the last midterm, approximately 157,000 absentee ballots were cast, which was the previous record for absentee voting in a midterm election. Absentee numbers will continue to increase as voters will have additional opportunities to vote absentee in person on Saturday and Monday before the General Election on Tuesday. County election offices will be open statewide for in-person absentee voting on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, from 8:30am to 5pm. To vote absentee in-person, visit your county elections office, complete an application, and cast your ballot. Before going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, voters are encouraged to check their address and voting location online at www.scvotes.org.