Frequently Asked Questions

This is a collection of the types of questions heard at voter registration events. All answers are from authoritative sources (cited). We hope you find this list useful. If you have a question not answered here, please submit it using our Contact page.

Photo ID

YES. You must present a valid photo ID to the election officials when you vote on Election Day.

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NO, you do NOT need a photo ID to register. Even though the voter registration form says “Attach ID Here,” you can ignore this part of the form. However, you WILL need a photo ID to cast your vote at the poll on election day.

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If you don’t have a photo ID when you go to vote, bring your (non-photo) voter registration card to your voting place, and be prepared to explain why you don’t have a photo ID. You will be allowed to vote using a provisional ballot.

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On Election Day, be sure to bring with you one of the following photo IDs (which cannot be expired):

  • South Carolina Driver’s License;
  • South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card;
  • South Carolina Voter Registration Card with photo;
  • Federal Military ID; or,
  • United States Passport.

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