Absentee Voting is Open – What You Need to Know

October 7, 2020

Absentee voting in South Carolina opened on Monday, October 5th.  This year, due to the COVID-19 situation, no reason is needed to vote by absentee ballot.

“It’s been a busy time preparing for the voting process this year,” said Lynne, West Director of Voter Registration & Elections for Laurens County.  “We have a great team in place, all of whom are well trained and ready to facilitate the process.”

Laurens County residents who wish to vote by absentee ballot may do so at the Laurens County Vote Office in the lower level of the historic courthouse in Laurens.  The office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and will also be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Saturday, October 31st (as is customary to be open the Saturday before the election).

In the first three days of absentee voting, Laurens County reports 643 voters casting their ballots.  In the 2016 general election Laurens County recorded 4430 total absentee ballots.  The numbers for this year are expected to be higher for absentee voting.

If you have any questions about the process or before heading out to vote, you can call the Laurens County Voter Registration Office at (864)984-4431.