Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Currently:

  • Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County remain concerned about the health and well-being of our residents and staff as we continue to encounter a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections locally.

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County

We manage registration of Beaufort County voters and administer elections in a manner that instills confidence in electors that they are actively participating in a fundamental component of representative democracy.


Beaufort Office:
15 John Galt Rd
Beaufort, SC 29906

Phone: (843) 255-6900
Fax:
(843) 255-9429

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 am - 5 pm

 

 

 

Bluffton Office:
61B Ulmer Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910

Phone: (843) 255-6940


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Hilton Head Office
539 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Isl, SC 29928

Phone:

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 am - 4 pm

 

 

 

Mail ALL Correspondence To:

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County
Post Office Box 1228
Beaufort, SC 29901-1228

 

 

 

Email us at Vote.Beaufort@Elections.SC.Gov for voting questions.

For absentee questions or requests email us at Absentee@BeaufortCountySC.Gov

NOTICE:

In-person absentee voting hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Reminder from the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County

Witness Signature Required for Mail-In Absentee Ballots

The witness signature requirement for mail-in absentee ballots was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5.  South Carolinians voting absentee by mail must now have their signatures on ballot return envelopes.  

Under the court’s order, ballots received by the county voter registration and elections office through October 7 will be counted regardless of whether the return envelope bears a witness signature.

To ensure your absentee by mail ballot counts, voters must:

  • Sign the voter’s oath on the ballot return envelope
  • Have a witness sign and provide address.  Any other person can be a witness.
  • Return your ballot before 7:00 p.m. on November 3.  Ballots can be returned in person or by mail.  You should mail your ballot as soon as possible and at least a week before election day to allow time for delivery before the deadline. 

 


Please accept our apologies.  Due to the influx of in-person absentee voters, our response time to phone calls and emails may take longer than usual.

Thank you for your patience.

 

The absentee ballots started being mailed out on October 5.  The mailed ballots should be arriving shortly.


Prospective Poll Workers!

Thank you Beaufort County for your overwhelming response for the need of poll workers... (Read More)

 


 

In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Monday, October 5, 2020

In-person absentee voting for the Statewide General Election (November 3, 2020) will start on Monday, October 5, 2020.  The absentee precincts will be open, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Beaufort (Main office)
15 John Galt Rd
Beaufort, SC 29906

 

Bluffton (Satellite office)
61B Ulmer Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910

 

Hilton Head (Satellite office)
539 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Isl., SC 29928

On Saturday, October 31, the absentee precincts will be open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The last day for in-person absentee voting is Monday, November 2 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by:

  • Email, fax or mail: before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020
  • In-person or authorized representative: before 5:00 p.m. October 30, 2020
  • Voting in-person: Monday, November 2, 2020 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 


Public Test of Voting System for the Statewide General Election

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County will conduct a public test of the Ballot Marking and Ballot Scanning devices for the in-person absentee precinct on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

The test will be conducted at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County office, located at 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC 29906.

For more information, go to https://www.beaufortcountysc.gov/vote or call (843) 255-6900.


Upcoming Elections:

(Polls Open 7 am - 7 pm on Election Day)

(Tuesday) November 3, 2020 -- Statewide General Election
                   Last Day to Register to Vote:
                           In-Person --
 October 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm  
                           Email, Fax, or Online --   
October 4 , 2020 by  11 :59 pm
                           By Mail (Must be postmarked by)    --   October 5, 2020

 

Absentee Voting:

Opens:     Monday, October 5, 2020 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday

                 Saturday, October 31, 2020    9 am  -  1 pm

Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by:

          Email, fax or mail:  before 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020

          In-person or authorized representative: before 5:00 pm October 30, 2020

          Voting in-person:  Monday, November 2, 2020  9 am - 5 pm


Interested in the new voting system?  Want to see a video of how it works?

Find out more at our New Voting System page!


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