Absentee Voting

All Absentee applications and ballots should be returned to:
Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave Suite B-9
Pickens, SC 29671

Voters should apply at least two weeks prior to election to allow adequate mail time. Applying late puts voters at risk of being unable to return ballots by the deadline of 7 pm on election day.

For more information on Absentee Voting, visit: https://www.scvotes.gov/absentee-voting

The Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County is responsible for facilitating absentee voting for all Federal, State, County, and Municipal elections within Pickens County, South Carolina. Absentee voting is not the “early voting” that you may have heard about on the news. 

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

  • A Member of the Uniformed Services on Active Duty (UOCAVA)
  • A Merchant Marine (UOCAVA)
  • A Spouse or Dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine (UOCAVA)
  • A U. S. Citizen Permanently Residing Outside the United States (UOCAVA)
  • A U. S. Citizen Temporarily Residing outside the United States (UOCAVA)
  • Persons Disabled
  • Students, their spouse, or dependents residing with them who are out of the county of residence on Election Day
  • For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Government employees, their spouses, and dependents residing with them, who are out of the county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons on vacation who will be outside the county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons who will be serving as jurors in a state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least 4 days prior to election. An immediate family member may apply and carry a ballot to the voter.
  • 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
  • Certified poll watchers and poll managers, county registration board members and staff, and county election commission members and staff working on Election Day
  • Persons 65 years of age or older (Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act)
  • State of Emergency (2020 General Election Only)

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