Voting

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County

Notice of Election

Absentee Voting

You can contact the absentee precinct between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 843-255-6900 to request an absentee application.
Please have the following information available:
  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Address to mail the absentee application (if different from home address)
  • Voter registration number or Social Security number
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number to fax the application (if applicable)
  • Email address to email the application (if applicable)
The application can also be completed online at http://www.scvotes.org. The application has to be printed, signed then returned via email, fax, or mail.
  • Email: voter@bcgov.net
  • Fax: 843-524-0617
  • Mail:
    Voter Registration
    PO Drawer 1228
    Beaufort, SC  29901-1228
  • In-Person:
    Beaufort Office: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    15 John Galt Road
    Beaufort, SC  29906
Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:
  • A member of the Uniformed Services on Active Duty
  • A member of the Merchant Marine
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine
  • A U.S. Citizen temporarily residing outside of the United States due to employment, serving with the American Red Cross, USO, Peace Corps, etc.
  • A U.S. Citizen permanently residing outside of the United States
  • Physical disability
  • Student, their spouse or dependents residing with them who are outside their county residence
  • For reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Government employee, their spouse or dependents residing with them, who are outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons on vacation who will be outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Serving as a juror in a state or federal court on Election Day
  • Admitted to the hospital as emergency patient on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Death or funeral in the family within a three-day period before the election
  • Confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Attending a sick or physically disabled person
  • Certified poll watcher, poll manager, county registration board or election commission member or staff working Election Day
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older


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