WHAT IS ABSENTEE VOTING/EARLY VOTING?
It's a method of voting that doesn't require you to actually go to the polling site on voting day. You primarily have 2 options such as being able to vote in-person early ahead of voting day or getting your ballot in the mail and then mailing it back to be counted.
In the state of South Carolina you typically need a reason for why you require an absentee ballot. Some examples can be due to working that day, physical disability, out-of-state students, being the age of 65 or older, etc. Basically there are a number of reasons you can use to justify your need of an absentee and still have your vote counted.
HOW DO I DO IT?
You must first already be registered to vote then you request an application from your county voter registration office either in person, by phone, by mail, or email.
WHAT IS CURBSIDE VOTING?
Any voter who, because of physical disability or age (65 or older), cannot enter the polling place in which he or she is registered to vote, or is unable to stand in line to vote, may vote outside that polling place in the closest available parking area utilizing the vehicle in which he has driven or has been driven to the polls.
Any voter who qualifies to vote curbside is also qualified to vote absentee by mail or in person at their county office.
BUT I'M A FELON
YES YOU CAN VOTE. BUT YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY SERVED YOUR SENTENCE AND NOT CURRENTLY BE ON PAROLE. YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-REGISTER TO VOTE AGAIN. YOU MAY NEED WRITTEN PROOF THAT YOU COMPLETED YOUR SENTENCE.