COLUMBIA, SC (October 15, 2020) – A record number of South Carolinians are voting absentee, both in person and by mail. Based on current trends, more than one million voters will vote before election day.
While in person absentee voting is available through November 2, the deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot is quickly approaching. Voters who want to vote by mail in the November 3 General Election need to act now and return their application no later than Saturday, October 24.
2020 General Election Absentee Statistics as of 5:00 p.m., October 15
Total Issued: 637,000 (Record - 517,000 - 2016 GE)
Total Returned: 388,000 (Record - 503,000 - 2016 GE)
In Person Issued/Returned: 221,000 (Record - 370,000 - 2016 GE)
By Mail Issued: 416,000 (Record - 147,000 - 2016 GE)
By Mail Returned: 167,000 (Record - 133,000 - 2016 GE)