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Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting
Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. In-
Person Absentee Voting is no longer available.


Voters Qualified to Vote Absentee-By-Mail:
Persons with employment obligations which prevent them from voting during early
voting hours for the duration of the early voting period, and during the hours the polls
are open on election day.


Persons attending a sick or physically disabled person which prevents them from
voting during early voting hours for the duration of the early voting period, and during
the hours the polls are open on election day.


Persons confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial which
prevents them from voting during early voting hours for the duration of the early
voting period, and during the hours the polls are open on election day.


Persons who will be absent from their county of residence during early voting hours for
the duration of the early voting period, and during the hours the polls are open on
election day.


Persons with physical disabilities.


Persons sixty-five years of age or older.


Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their
spouses, and dependents residing with them.


Persons admitted to a hospital as an emergency patient on the day of the election or
within a four-day period before the election.


To Vote Absentee-By-Mail:
We can no longer accept absentee ballot requests electronically. We can only honor
requests for application(s) by phone, mail, or in person at our office.


An application can be requested by voter, immediate family, or authorized
representative (AR)


The AR must be a registered voter acting on voter’s behalf who is unable to go to the
polls because of illness or disability    


Individuals are limited to five application requests in addition to their own.


The application(s) must be signed and returned to our office by mail or in person.


We are now issuing new applications based on the new requirements.


Only new applications will be accepted beginning June 1. If you requested an application
before June 1 st , and have not returned the application, it is now voided and you will need
to request a new application.


The deadline to return an application is 11 days before the election.
You will receive your absentee ballot by mail.

Ending:

Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office will conduct a public test of the central count ballot scanners

6/14/22, 2:00 PM

6/14/22, 3:30 PM

Ending:

Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office will conduct a public test of the central count ballot scanners

2022 Primary Election

6/14/22, 2:00 PM

6/15/22, 2:30 AM

Ending:

2022 Primary Election

Events

Lake Greenwood Boundary Line Agreement Process Changes Under Consideration

10/11/22, 4:00 PM

Lake Greenwood Boundary Line Agreement Process Changes Under Consideration

Lake Locator Initiative Volunteer Registration and Information

10/10/22, 4:00 PM

Lake Locator Initiative Volunteer Registration and Information

Greenwood County Beginning Lake Locator Initiative

9/28/22, 4:00 PM

Greenwood County Beginning Lake Locator Initiative

News

Voter Registration & Election Office
600 Monument Street

Suite: 13, Park Plaza, Box P-117

Greenwood, SC 29646
Hours: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

Connie Moody, Director of Voter Registration and Elections

email: cmoody@greenwoodsc.gov

Phone: (864) 942-8585 or (864) 942-8648 

For the 2022 Statewide Primaries and Runoff(s) Greenwood County will have one Early Voting Location:

The Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office

600 Monument Street, Suite 13

Greenwood, SC 29646

864-942-8585

“In determining these location(s), the county board of voter registration and elections considered geography, population, and ADA compliant accessibility, and the county board believes the location(s) have been determined to maximize accessibility for all voters throughout the county to the greatest extent possible."

Requirements to Change a Ballot

There are four ways to update your information, see them here.

Register to vote or change your address online or downloadable form

Military and Overseas Voters Information

Military/Overseas Absentee Application

Voter Registration Application

Poll Worker Survey

The Greenwood County Voter Registration and Elections Office processes and updates all information related for our voters. The County's files are part of an internal interactive statewide computerized voter registration database. This database serves as one source for selection of jurors in the city and county; it further provides the information used for all elections.

The department trains all election personnel, provides election materials, and performs all technical functions on the electronic voting machines for Greenwood County elections. These elections include federal, state, county-wide offices, school district trustees, municipal and special elections. The department educates the public about the election process and encourages the public to participate in all elections.

We also coordinate the activities of the County Board of Voter Registration and Election Commission members. Our office is dedicated to the principle and the importance of each citizen's right to register, and once registered, his or her right to vote in a fair and unbiased process.

Become a Poll Worker

Thank you for your interest in becoming a poll worker for Greenwood County.  Did you know that it takes over 300 people to run the polls in Greenwood County on Election Day?

 

You may be wondering what the requirements to be a poll worker are:

  1. To be a Poll Manager you must be a registered voter in any county in South Carolina. To be a Clerk you must be a registered voter in Greenwood County or an adjoining county (Abbeville, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry or Saluda Counties)

  2. OR be aged 16 or 17. (Sixteen and seventeen year old's are compensated at the same pay rate as adults.)

  3. Attend a Poll Manager Training Class before EACH election.  You can take the training online instead if you prefer. Classes are approximately 2 hours in length.

  4. Be willing and able to work the ENTIRE Election Day, from approximately 6:30 AM until approximately 7:30 PM.

If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to be a poll worker for Greenwood County.  You may be wondering if you get paid for your service on Election Day.  Yes, you do get paid for working on Election Day.  Poll workers get $135 for Election Day work ($60 for training and $75 Election Day).  Poll Managers get $195 for Election Day work ($60 for training, $135 for Election Day).  You must also complete one of the SC Retirement Systems forms either to opt in or opt out (Form 1100 or form 1104) and the W-4 form. The links are listed below. We can not issue a check until we receive the completed forms. The forms can be returned via email, fax, snail mail, or in person. Pay checks for all elections typically go in the mail within 4 weeks after the election.

 

Links for Poll Worker or those interested in becoming a Poll Worker

Apply Here - Poll Worker

2020 Poll Manager Handbook

State Election Commission Website

Please complete one of the forms below as applicable to your situation.

Form 1100 - To participate in the SC Retirement System

Form 1104 - To elect to not participate in the SC Retirement System

SC Form W4

 

Federal Form W4

Candidate Information

Candidate Information for elections scheduled for 2021:

  • Ware Shoals School District Election - May 11, 2021

  • Town of Ninety Six School Board Election - May 11, 2021

  • Town of Ninety Six General Election - November 2, 2021

 

Generic Candidate Information can be found on the State Election Commission's Candidate Information Page.

Information on Filing State Ethics Commission paperwork

Information on Political Signs

City of Greenwood Sign Ordinance

Withdrawing as a Candidate

Elected Offices in Greenwood County

In addition to Federal and State elections, the County conducts/oversees elections for the following:

  • State Senate - 2 seats-4 year terms-Nov.

  • State House of Representatives - 3 seats-2 year terms-Nov.-even years

  • Solicitor - 4 year term-Nov.

  • Probate Judge - 4 year term-Nov.

  • Sheriff - 4 year terms-Nov.

  • Clerk of Court - 4 year term-Nov.

  • Coroner - 4 year term-Nov.

  • Greenwood County Council -7 districts -4 year staggered terms-Nov. even years.

  • Greenwood City Council - 6 wards, Mayor -4 year staggered terms-Nov. even years

  • Greenwood CPW – 3 seats- municipal wide-6 year staggered terms-Nov. even years

  • Town of Hodges - 4 Council seats, Mayor-At-Large-2 year terms – Nov. even years

  • Town of Ninety Six - 6 wards, Mayor-4 year staggered terms-Nov. odd years

  • Town of Ninety Six CPW – 3 seats- municipal wide-6 year staggered terms-Nov. odd years.

  • Town of Troy - 4 Council seats, Mayor-At-Large-4 year staggered terms-Nov. even years.

  • Town of Ware Shoals - 6 Council seats, Mayor- At-Large-4 year staggered terms-Nov. even years

  • School District 50, Greenwood - 9 districts-4 year staggered terms-Nov. even years

  • School District 51, Ware Shoals - 5 trustees At-Large-3 year staggered terms-May-annual

  • School District 52, Ninety Six - 5 trustees At-Large-3 year staggered terms-May-annual

  • Soil & Water Commissioner - 3 seats-petition-4 year staggered terms-Nov.-even years

Election Day Information

There are 50 Voting Precincts within the County.

Your precinct and the location are listed on your voter registration card. If you lose your card, call us and we can tell you what precinct you are assigned to, or, visit the Voter Information Request website

If you need a map to the location of your precinct, click here for Precinct Maps.

 

The polls are open from 7AM to 7PM on Election Day.

Voters must present one of the following forms of identification in order to vote:

 

  • SC Driver's License

  • SC ID Card issued by DMV

  • Military ID issued by the Federal Government

  • Passport

  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo

  • Concealed Weapons Permit

Registration Information

Check the status of your voter registration

 

College Voting Prep Guide can be accessed by clicking here.

Military/ Overseas Absentee Application can be accessed by clicking here.

 

You are qualified to vote in Greenwood County if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a US citizen.

  • You are eighteen (18) years old.

  • You are a legal resident of Greenwood County.

  • You have not been declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

  • You are not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction.

  • You have not been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws, or if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.

YOU MAY REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • The Greenwood Voter Registration Office, Suite 113, Park Plaza, 600 Monument Street.

  • Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Department of Social Services

  • Department of Public Health

  • A mail form can be obtained at the following link : Click here.

  • You may also register to vote online.

  • You may also call the Voter Registration Office at 864-942-8585 and we will mail you the proper form.

You must be registered at least thirty (30) days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Mail applications must be postmarked at least thirty (30) days prior to an election to qualify to vote in that election.

Once a person has registered to vote, they do not have to re-register. However, if you fail to vote in two (2) general election cycles, the state may make your registration inactive.

Should you lose, misplace, or accidentally destroy your voter registration card, a duplicate card is available upon request at no charge.

Change of Address
If a voter moves to this county from another county in South Carolina, he or she must re-register.

If a voter moves from one precinct to another precinct within Greenwood County, the voter must change his or her address with the Voter Registration Office. This may be accomplished by using any one of the following options:

  • Fill in the back of your voter registration card with the new information and mail it to us at the address listed on this website.

  • Fill out the information on the change of address form and mail it to us . Click here.

  • Call our office at 864-942-8585 and we will mail you a change of address form.

  • Change your address online.  Click here

  • You may also fill out the necessary forms at the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Social Services, or the Department of Public Health.


WE DO NOT REGISTER BY POLITICAL PARTY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Town of Troy Municipal Runoff

December 6, 2022

By Precinct

Greenwood County- Ware Shoals School District 51 and Ninety Six School District 52 Elections

May 10, 2022

Abbeville County - Ware Shoals School District 51 Election

May 10, 2022

Laurens County - Ware Shoals School District 51 Election

May 10, 2022

Special County Council District 5 Election

December 28, 2021

Town of Ninety Six General Election

November 2, 2021

Special County Council District 5 Election Primary

October 26, 2021

School Districts 51 & 52 Trustee Elections

May 11, 2021

Greenwood City Council Ward 2 Results

December 22, 2020

Greenwood City Council Ward 5 Results

November 17, 2020

Town of Ninety Six Special Election

September 1, 2020

Ware Shoals District 51 & Ninety Six District 52 Election Results

July 14, 2020

Ninety Six Municipal Election Results

November 5, 2019

Local Election Results

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