Absentee Voting in Beaufort County, SC

Absentee Voting in Beaufort County, SC

16 reasons to vote absentee in SC. See VOTE411.org

Don't miss the opportunity to make your voice heard on Election Day.  
Valid reasons to vote absentee include work, travel, or classes on Election Day;  a role as a caregiver or illness that could interfere with voting; or age 65+. Find out more at VOTE411.org

Once already registered, voters have several options: 

Request an absentee ballot online or by phone.


Request your ballot online.

Use this link to make your request. To get your application online, you must be able to print your application or save your application for printing later.  You can also use this link to access your application to print again.   Once printed, complete the application and return it by mail, via FAX, or as a saved document by email. 

Request your ballot by phone.

Call the Beaufort Board of Elections Office (843-255-6900) ASAP to allow for mailing. Request to vote absentee and provide your Social Security Number or Voter Registration Number. The office can complete the application on the phone and email the form to you for your signature. Return the signed form by mail, via FAX,  or as a saved document by email. 

Upon receipt of your ballot in US mail, return it promptly.   

Upon receipt of your signed application, the office will then mail you a ballot. Sign it promptly and return it in the envelope provided. Ballots are due by Election Day at 7 p.m. Allow ample time for mail delivery.  You can also return your ballot in person to the Board of Elections Bluffton or Beaufort offices at the addresses below: 
  • Bluffton Office – 61B Ulmer Road, Bluffton SC 29910 (843-255-6940)
  • Beaufort Office – 15 John Galt Rd, Beaufort, SC 29910 (843-255-6900)
Another person may return your ballot for you, but you and your designee must fill out an authorization form to do so. This form will be included with your absentee ballot information.

Vote absentee in-person, typically available at least two weeks or more prior to Election Day. 

Visit either the Bluffton satellite or Beaufort offices during business hours to vote in person (open Monday - Friday,  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed 1-2  p.m.)  Fill out an absentee ballot application, and vote on the same day. 
To absentee vote in-person, you must have a valid form of photo ID. You must cast a ballot by 5 p.m. on the day before the election.

Vote in person on Election Day.

Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Confirm your voting location at VOTE411.org. Bring a  valid form of photo ID.