Absentee Voting Vs. Early Voting in SC
Get the facts on who is eligible to vote before Election Day
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- South Carolina is one of nearly 20 states that prohibits early voting. Voting absentee, where you can cast a ballot prior to Election Day, is allowed. So what's really the difference? We've got the facts to help you prepare for the polls.
According to Richland County election officials, and estimated
10-15%percent of voters will cast their ballot absentee. Since South Carolina is not an officials early voting state, there has to be acceptable cause for you to vote prior to Election Day.
Being over 65, a student, in the military, or disabled are a few acceptable causes to vote absentee in South Carolina. For a complete listing of eligible reasons, go to www.scvotes.org.
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