Registering To Vote

Are you registered

Who Can Register?

To be eligible to vote in South Carolina you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
  • be a resident of South Carolina, this county, and precinct
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • have never 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 must register to vote in your county of residence at least 30 days prior to the election.


Voter Registration Deadlines

Election Date Election Name Last Day to Register to Vote In Office Last Day to Register to Vote By Email, Fax or Online Last Day to Register to Vote By Mail Must Be 18 Years of Age or Older By
November 3, 2020Statewide General Election5 pm October 2, 202011:59 pm October 4, 2020Postmarked by October 5, 2020November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020City of Clemson General Election5 pm October 2, 202011:59 pm October 4, 2020Postmarked by October 5, 2020November 3, 2020

You must be a resident of a city for 30 days to vote in a municipal election.

Voters who have moved from another county must submit a new registration to the Pickens Elections office by the deadline. Registered voters who have moved within Pickens County or changed their name should update their information by the deadline.

Any form of application must be submitted on or before the deadline to be valid for any specific election. Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed but will not be valid for that particular election.


How can I register to vote or update my registration?

OPTION #1: REGISTER ONLINE

  • Requires S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID
  • If you have moved and not updated your address with the DMV, do this first by clicking here. Click “Next” and follow prompts.
  • After you have updated your DMV record, click “Register Now” to register or update your record.

OPTION #2: VISIT THE OFFICE 

If you are registering for the first time in Pickens, you must provide ONE of the following:

  • a current photo ID that has your correct name and picture
  • a current utility bill with your name and address (the following are accepted: power, cable, satellite, natural gas, internet, and telephone bills)
  • a current bank statement that shows your name and address
  • a current paycheck or paycheck stub that shows your name and address
  • other government document (excluding a voter registration card) that shows your name and address

OPTION #3: DOWNLOAD THE FORM

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Download, complete, print, and sign the application. If you are registering for the first time in Pickens, you must attach a copy of ONE of the following:

  • a valid photo ID that has your correct name and picture
  • a current utility bill that shows your name and address in this county (the following are accepted: power, cable, satellite, natural gas, internet, and telephone bills)
  • a current bank statement that shows your name and address in this county
  • a current paycheck or paycheck stub that shows your name and address in this county
  • other government document (excluding a voter registration card) that shows your name and address in this county

Once you have completed your application, deliver it to us via email, fax, or mail. Contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.


OPTION #4: VISIT A SELECT GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Laws dictate that the Division of Motor Vehicles must offer voter registration. In Pickens County, there are additional other government offices where you may register to vote. When you complete your application at these offices, it can take six weeks or more from submission before an application is processed and a registration card is mailed to you.

SC Department of Public Safety’s Division of Motor Vehicles
2133 Gentry Memorial Highway
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 878-1396

SC Department of Social Services – Pickens County
212 McDaniel Ave.
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5810

SC Department of Mental Health – Pickens Clinic
314 West Main Street
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 878-6830

SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
200 McDaniel Ave
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 868-9206

Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library
304 Biltmore Road,
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 850-7077

Central – Clemson Regional Library
105 Commons Way
Central, SC 29630
(864) 639-2711

Sarlin Community Library
15 S. Palmetto Street
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 843-5805

Village Library
124 N. Catherine Street
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5747

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