In-person absentee voting has now been replaced with a two-week early voting period. Any voter can visit an early-voting location in their county and vote like they would at their polling place on Election Day.
- Early-voting for the November General Election:
When: October 23 - November 3, 2023
Where: Lexington County Registration & Elections Office
605 West Main Street, Room 130, Lexington, SC 29072
- Voters will be asked to present a photo ID when checking in
- Curb-Side Voting:
- Any voter who, because of a disability or being age 65 or older, cannot enter the polling place in which they are registered to vote, or is unable to stand in line to vote, may vote outside the polling place inside a vehicle in the closest available parking area (7-13-771, National Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act)
Absentee (by-mail only)
Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting is no longer authorized by law.
The Deadline for returning your absentee voter application is 5:p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023.
All Absentee Applications must be ‘Completed, Signed and Returned’ to either an Early Voting Site or to the County Board of Voter Registration Office BEFORE 5:00 pm Friday, October 27, 2023. All applications returned AFTER this date will NOT receive an Absentee Ballot. If you expect to miss this deadline, please vote at an Early Voting Site between October 23rd - November 3rd or Vote on November 7, 2023, Election Day, at your Precinct.
For more Absentee Voting information please visit the SC Election Commission Absentee Voting webpage at https://scvotes.gov/voters/absentee-voting/.
Qualified voters include:
- Voters with disabilities.
- Voters sixty-five years of age or older.
- Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them.
- Voters admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election.
- Voters who, for one of the following reasons, are unable to vote in person any day of the early-voting period or Election Day.
- Employment obligations.
- Attending sick or physically disabled persons.
- Confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.
- Absent from their county for any reason.
To vote absentee:
- Request an Absentee application by phone, mail, or in person at your County Voter Registration Office no later than 5:00 p.m. October 27, 2023.
- Complete, sign and return the application to your County Voter Registration Office by mail or in person by 5:00 p.m. October 27, 2023.
- After your application is processed, you will receive your Absentee Ballot in the mail.
- Vote and return your ballot to your County Voter Registration Office by mail or in person no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 7, 2023.
- Be sure to ‘Sign and Date the Voter’s Oath and have the ‘Return Envelope Witnessed’ (witness must print their name, sign and included their address). The witness requirement changes in the law went into effect in July 2022.
- Photo ID will be required to return your ballot in person.
- If someone other than the voter is returning the ballot, an Authorization to Return Absentee Ballot Form must accompany the ballot. This form is included in the ballot packet that is mailed to the voter. Both the voter and the returnee must sign the form. Proper ID will be required of the returnee to submit the ballot.
For more Absentee Voting information please contact the Registration and Elections office by phone (803-785-8362), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://scvotes.gov/voters/absentee-voting/.