SOUTH CAROLINA Voter ID Information

Registered South Carolina voters will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID can sign an affidavit confirming that they face an impediment to obtaining ID so that their provisional ballot will be counted.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Current photo ID:
  • SC Driver’s License or DMV ID card
  • US Passport
  • Military ID issued by federal government
  • SC Voter Registration card
If you cannot obtain a valid ID because of a "reasonable impediment," you can list such impediment; present your current, non-photo registration card; and sign an affidavit so your provisional ballot will count.

 

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! South Carolina does not accept out-of-state ID to vote. 

STUDENT ID

NO! South Carolina does not accept student ID.

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