September 26, 2018

A Message for South Carolina Voters

Your vote this fall is important to SC! We have a chance to win key elections this year, but we need your help. We have several races where you can make a difference, including James Smith’s campaign for Governor, Rosalyn Glenn’s campaign for State Treasurer, and Joe Cunningham's campaign for Congress! With all of the critical issues affecting our state, we need your help to push our great candidates to victory in November.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it into your local election office here in South Carolina.

On behalf of the South Carolina Democratic Party, I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Trav Robertson, Chair SC Democratic Party


Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Sunday, October 7. Your registration form will also request your ballot and may be sent by email or fax, or postal mail if postmarked by Monday, October 8. We recommend registering by email or fax.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm EST. You may send your request form by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax, and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


RETURN your ballot by Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm EST. Your ballot sent by email or fax must be received by the close of polls on Election Day. If you return your ballot by postal mail, it must be postmarked by Election Day and received by Thursday, November 8, 5 pm EST. If you mail your voted ballot, please do so early enough to reach your election office by the deadline. We recommend mailing your ballot by Monday, October 8.



All overseas voters may vote in South Carolina state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.