Registered South Carolina voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign an affidavit. You must then bring your photo ID to the election commission before the election is certified, usually the Thursday or Friday after the election. If you have a reasonable impediment to getting an ID, you may vote a provisional ballot, produce your current non-photo registration card and sign a statement of reasonable impediment explaining why you do not have a photo ID. The ballot will count unless someone proves to the election commission that you are lying about your identity or about having the stated impediment.
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.