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Upcoming Elections

Election Day:  November 7, 2023
Early Voting:  October 23 - November 3, 2023
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

On the Ballot in 2023
ide:  School Bond Referendum
Town of Port Royal:  Mayor and two council seats
Town of Bluffton:  Mayor and two council seats
Town of Yemassee

Presidential Preference Primary:  February 3, 2024
Early Voting:  TBA

South Carolina Primary:  June 11, 2024
Early Voting:  May 28 - June 7, 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
(A primary run-off would be June 25)

General Election:  November 5, 2024
Early Voting:  October 21 - November 2, 2024
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm

Ways to Vote



  • Polls open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Bring your Photo ID.  (S.C. Driver's License, ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID, or U.S. Passport)


Early Voting dates for the November 7, 2023 elections:

Monday, October 23 - Friday, November 3, 2023

Monday - Friday 

Early Voting dates for the February 3, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary:


Early Voting dates for the June 11, 2024 South Carolina Primary:

Monday, May 28 - Friday, June 7, 2024

Monday - Friday 

Early Voting dates for the November 5, 2024 General Election:

Monday, October 21 - Saturday, November 2, 2024

Monday - Saturday  8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


Any voter can early vote.

Visit an early voting location in Beaufort County. Bring your Photo ID.

There are FOUR Early Voting Centers:

  • 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 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


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

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.

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

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