Frequently Asked Questions - Voters Registration & Elections

What do I need to become a registered voter?

If I register to vote, will I also be called for jury duty?

I have lost my voter registration card, can I still vote?

I have moved. Can I still vote?

Can I request an absentee ballot for my neighbor?

Can I take my wife/husband their ballot?

If I do not vote in the Primary election, can I vote in the November election?

What party am I registered with?


What do I need to become a registered voter?

Proof of residency in Berkeley County. Example: driver's license, tax receipt, utilities bill, etc.

If I register to vote, will I also be called for jury duty?

Potential jurors are randomly selected from voter registration lists, driver's license and DMV identification lists. Your chances of being chosen for jury duty are just as great if you have a current state driver's license.

I have lost my voter registration card, can I still vote?

A voter must have his voter registration card OR his driver's license OR a DMV issued ID card to vote. The address on these cards must correspond with address on record in the voter registration office.

I have moved. Can I still vote?

If you still live within the county, yes. Depending on the location of the move, the voter may have to vote a fail-safe ballot. It is very important to notify the office of any address or name changes.

Can I request an absentee ballot for my neighbor?

No. Only the individual, a member of the immediate family, or a designated authorized representative may request an absentee application.

Can I take my wife/husband their ballot?

No. Ballots are voted in the absentee poll or sent by mail. Exceptions made only in emergency cases.

If I do not vote in the Primary election, can I vote in the November election?

Yes. You do not have to vote in a Primary to be eligible to vote in November.

What party am I registered with?

State of South Carolina does not register by party. Party is only declared in Primary elections.