Getting Ready for the 2024 South Carolina Primaries and Runoffs: Key Dates and Steps You Need to Know

May 6, 2024

As South Carolina gears up for the upcoming 2024 June Primaries and Runoffs, the State Election Commission is emphasizing important dates and deadlines that voters should keep in mind. This period provides a crucial opportunity for voters to familiarize themselves with the candidates and issues, ensuring they are ready to participate and make their voices count on election day.

Key Registration Dates & Deadlines: The 2024 June Primaries, held on Tuesday, June 11, are pivotal for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Voters have the option to participate in either Primary but cannot vote in both.

  • In-person voter registration deadline: Friday, May 10.
  • Online, fax, or email voter registration deadline: Sunday, May 12, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Voter registration by mail deadline: Monday, May 13 (postmarked by this date).

Registering to Vote Made Easy: Registering to vote is a simple process:

  • Register online at (requires a Driver’s License or DMV ID).
  • Download a voter registration form, complete it, and submit it to your county voter registration office via mail, fax, or email.
  • Register in person at your county voter registration office or during service at the DMV or other state agencies.

Already registered? Ensure your registration is up to date:

  • Update your registration if you have moved within your county.
  • If you’ve relocated to a different county, register in your new county before the deadline to remain eligible to vote.

Choosing Your Voting Method: Vote Early: Early voting for the Primaries begins on Tuesday, May 28, and concludes on Friday, June 7. Early voting centers operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vote Absentee: The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Primaries is May 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Vote on Election Day: Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Additional Tips and Resources:

  • Access your sample ballot, find voting locations, and gather more information on voter registration and elections by visiting or contacting your county voter registration office.
  • Download Voter Go-To Guides and explore voter FAQs to help prepare for the polls.
  • Stay updated via Facebook, Instagram, and other channels for election news and updates.

South Carolina voters, mark these dates and steps to ensure you’re prepared for the 2024 June Primaries and Runoffs. Your vote counts!