With less than a month until the general election, absentee voting has begun in South Carolina. Qualified voters can request an absentee ballot in person or by mail. 29,000 absentee ballots have already been requested, which is running close to the amount received during the last gubernatorial election in 2010. The SC Election Commission released in a statement that “a total of 153,702 absentee ballots were cast in that election.”
Some criteria to be qualified to vote absentee include:
- Students attending school outside their county of residence
- Members of the Armed Services outside their country of residence
- Physically disabled persons
- Persons 65 years or older
For a complete list of ways to be qualified to vote absentee, visit scvotes.org.