HOW TO VOTE IN BEAUFORT COUNTY

Primary Election: JUNE 14, 2022
Run-Off Election: JUNE 28, 2022
Election Day: NOVEMBER 8, 2022

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Voter ID Requirements in South Carolina

Voter photo identification requirements are in effect.

Please have one of these five photo IDs ready to vote:

  • S.C. Driver's License

  • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo

  • Federal Military ID

  • U.S. Passport

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY VOTING

  • June 14, 2022

  • Polls open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Check your polling place at scvotes.gov before leaving to vote.

  • Bring your Photo ID (or voter registration card if you do not have a Photo ID).

 

EARLY VOTING
Any voter can visit an early-voting location in Beaufort County and vote like they would at their polling place on Election Day.

Early voting for June Primaries:

  • May 31 – June 10. Closed Saturday and Sunday, June 5 – 6.

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Bring your Photo ID (or voter registration card if you do not have a Photo ID).

There are FOUR Early Voting Centers:

  • NEW! St. Helena Branch Library 6355 Jonathon Francis Senior Rd, St. Helena Island, SC 29920 

  • Beaufort Voter Registration and Elections Office: 15 John Galt Rd, Beaufort, SC 29906

  • Bluffton Recreation Center 61B Ulmer Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

  • Hilton Head Government Complex 539 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


ABSENTEE VOTING (by-mail only)
Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day.


Qualified voters include:

  • Voters with disabilities.

  • Voters sixty-five years of age or older.

  • Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them.

  • Voters admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election.

  • Voters who, for one of the following reasons, are unable to vote in person on any day of the early-voting period or on Election Day:

Employment obligations.

Attending sick or physically disabled persons.

Confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.

Absent from their county for any reason.


To vote absentee (by mail):
1. Request an absentee application by phone, mail, or in person from the Voter Registration and Elections office.

  • Phone: (843) 255-6900

  • Mailing address: Post Office Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228

  • In person: 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC 29906

  • Email questions to: absentee@beaufortcountysc.gov

2. Complete, sign and return the application by mail or in person.

  • New applications will be issued soon based on the new requirements.

  • The old application will continue to be accepted through May 31.

  • After May 31, only new applications meeting current requirements will be accepted.

  • The deadline to return a new application is June 3.

3. You will receive your absentee ballot in the mail.


4. Vote and return your ballot to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County office by mail or in person no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

  • Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have the return envelope witnessed. There are no changes to the witness requirement in effect for the June Primaries. Witness requirement changes in the law go into effect in July.

  • Photo ID will be required to return your ballot in person.

  • Ballots returned by mail should be mailed no later than one week prior to election day to help ensure timely delivery.

 

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County

Beaufort Office:

15 John Galt Road

Beaufort, SC 29906

(843) 255-6900

Bluffton Office:

61 Ulmer Road

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 255-6940