Municipal Election – It’s Not Too Late to Vote Absentee Ballot

In Person Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting for the municipal elections begins on October 7th at the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration at 4367 Headquarters Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405. The hours are 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday- Friday.

Voter or immediate family member may call (843) 744-8683 or submit written request for absentee ballot application to or click here to submit an online request for an absentee ballot.

Request forms for absentee application may be faxed (843) 974-6419 or mailed to POB71419, North Charleston SC 29415

An Authorized Representative may request absentee application on behalf of a physically disabled voter by visiting the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office or may submit request in writing.

Absentee ballots are mailed approximately 45 days prior to each election. The Friday before each election is the last day ballots can be mailed.

In person absentee voting generally opens approximately 30 days prior to an election. Voting hours are from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In person absentee voting closes at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to an election.

All voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office no later than 7 pm on election day to be counted.

To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:

Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them
Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them
Overseas citizens
For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
Physically disabled persons
Persons on vacation
Persons age 65 or older
Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election
Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election
Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
Persons serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day
Certified poll watchers and poll managers

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