Presidential Preference Primaries in Laurens County – What You Need to Know

December 22, 2023

As South Carolina gears up for the 2024 Presidential Primaries,  the Laurens County Voter Registration & Elections office wants to remind everyone of important upcoming dates and deadlines on the horizon.

With just a few weeks before voting begins, voters are urged to mark their calendars and educate themselves on the candidates and issues so they can be ready to have their voices heard.

You can vote in either Presidential Primary, but you can only vote in one:

  • The Democratic Presidential Primary is on Saturday, February 3.
    • The voter registration deadline is Thursday, January 4.
  • The Republican Presidential Primary is on Saturday, February 24.
    • The voter registration deadline is Thursday, January 25.

Haven’t checked your registration in a while? Check it now to make sure it’s up to date to ensure a smoother voting experience. Visit or call 864-984-4431.

There are several ways to cast your ballot.

Vote Early

You don’t have to wait until election day to vote, you can vote at the Voter Registration & Elections office at 105 Bolt Dr, Laurens during the early voting period. Simply bring your Photo ID and vote just like you would at your polling place on election day.

  • The early voting period for the Democratic Presidential Primary starts on Monday, January 22, and ends Friday, February 2.
  • The early voting period for the Republican Presidential Primary starts Monday, February 12, and ends on Thursday, February 22.

The early voting location is open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the early voting periods.

Vote Absentee

Consider voting absentee if you are unable to vote in person. Laurens County voters may contact the Laurens County VRE  864-984-4431 for an application.

Vote on Election Day

Bring your Photo ID to your polling place in your precinct. Your precinct and polling place are also listed on your voter registration card, however, your polling place may have changed since the card was issued. Always check your polling place at before leaving to vote.