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.

Election Day Issues

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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How to Register

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 have moved since previously registering, even on the same street, you must register again with your new address. In short, the address on your photo ID must match the address on your voter registration.

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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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