With health concerns surrounding voting during the pandemic, many people are opting to vote early. Whether you are voting early through absentee ballots or in-person, here’s what you need to know.
Charleston County has four different voting locations for in-person absentee voting – North Charleston Coliseum, Seacoast Church Mt. Pleasant, Seacoast Church West Ashley, Main Library – Downtown. You do not have to complete an application before arriving for in-person absentee voting. Just arrive at one of the four locations between from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In-person absentee voting will also be available on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. However, all in-person absentee voting closes at 5:00 pm on November 2nd.
Absentee By Mail Voting
All registered voters are qualified to vote absentee this year due to the “State of Emergency” surrounding COVID-19. To do so, you must request your absentee ballot by 5:00 pm on October 24th by printing, signing, and returning the application. Once you receive your absentee ballot, be sure to fill it out completely and ensure you have a witness signature on your envelope. Return your ballot in-person or by mail before 7:00 pm on November 3rd.
No matter how you choose to do it, we encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote!