Absentee voting is now open throughout South Carolina for voters meeting any of the 15 legal reasons allowing for absentee voting.
If you fit any of these descriptions, you can apply online to have your absentee ballot sent to you in the mail by your local county election commission or vote absentee in-person.
- Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:
- Persons 65 years of age or older
- Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
- Persons who for reasons of employment will not be able to vote on Election Day
- Persons who are physically disabled
- Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
- Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Overseas Citizens
- Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine serving outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
- Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election
- Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
- Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
- Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
For more information about absentee voting in Beaufort County, visit scvotes.org/absentee-voting or call 843-255-6900.
GET THE FACTS ON SALES AND USE TAX
Beaufort County is hosting a Public Informational Meeting about the upcoming 1-cent sales tax which will be on the November ballot. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Lady’s Island Middle School cafeteria. For Northern Beaufort County, this ties into the Lady’s Island Plan 2018, along with some sidewalk/multi-use path improvements around the northern portion of the county.