Voter Registration & Elections
Ms. Katy Smith
Anderson, SC 29621
Hours of Service
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (All Election Days)
The Board of Voter Registration and Elections is responsible for conducting all county, state, and federal elections that are held in Anderson County; to ensure that all elections are orderly, fair, and transparent. The Board also serves as a resource for election support for Municipal Election Commissions.
The seven-member Board of Voter Registration and Elections is appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation. An Executive Director is appointed by the Board to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections.
The Board meets on the first Thursday of each quarter at 4:45 pm at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office, 301 N. Main St., Anderson, SC.
- Conduct local, state, and federal elections:
- Recruit and train poll managers
- Prepare Election Definition and Voting System for voting
- Election Results Tabulation
- Educate citizens on the use of voting system
- Serve as Absentee Precinct for all elections
- Maintain database of all registered voters in Anderson County
- Coordinate with outside Voter Registration Sites
- Petition Verification
- Public Relations:
- Keep citizens of Anderson County up to date on all Election News
- Speak to civic groups, students, etc. about election procedures
In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must register to vote 30 days prior to the election.
Precincts are open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on all Election Days.
More information about registering and voting in Anderson County can be obtained from:
Anderson County Board of Voter Registration and Elections
The most updated version of all Candidates who have filed for General, Primary, Special and/or Municipal Elections.
Schedule of Elections
|Election Name||Last Day to Register||Election Date||Run-Off Date||Legal Notice||Offices on Ballot||Sample Ballot|
|Town of Pelzer Special||March 1, 2020||July 14, 2020||Mayor and 1 council seat|
|City of Anderson||March 8, 2020||July 14, 2020||Council Seats 2, 4, 6 and At Large Seat 8|
|Primaries||https://www.scvotes.org/election-calendar||June 9, 2020||June 23, 2020|
|General||https://www.scvotes.org/election-calendar||Nov. 3, 2020|
When Do I Vote? On election day 7 am to 7 pm
|Where Do I Vote?|
|What Do I Need to Bring?|
Notice to Voters
To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:
- Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them
- For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
- Physically disabled persons
- Persons on vacation
- Persons age 65 or older
- Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election
- Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election
- Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
- Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
- Persons serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day
- Certified poll watchers and poll managers
Voter Registration applications for new registrations must be received by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office or postmarked no later than 30 days prior to election.
17 year olds who will be 18 years of age as of the date of the next General Election may register to vote prior to 18th birthday and may also participate in primary elections prior to 18th birthday.
You will receive a voter registration certificate confirming that your voter registration application has been approved and processed. Click here to verify your registration. Please contact the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office by calling (864) 260-4035 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive this certificate.
Voter Registration applications or change of address forms may be:
- Mailed: PO Box 8002, Anderson, SC 29622
- Faxed: (864) 260-4203
- Emailed: email@example.com (must provide signature)
|Register to Vote|
|Look Up Registration Info|
|Update Registration Info|
Listed below are locations where Anderson County residents can register to vote. Registrants must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of South Carolina and be at least 18 years old by the next general election. Based on state and federal law, each eligible applicant is registered within the proper precinct and various single-member districts.
Citizens may also register by mail. Applications are available at Anderson County Library branches, city halls, and various high schools. An online application is available through SCVotes.org.
State and federal laws, including the Motor Voter Act, dictate that the S.C. Department of Public Safety's Division of Motor Vehicles must offer voter registration to all citizens. Other agencies also mandated to offer voter registration include military recruitment stations and various other federal and state offices. However, you must also be a client at the location where you want to register. "Motor Voter" registration sites are listed by geographic area: Anderson, and Belton
Military and Overseas Citizens (UOCAVA) Voters
Federal law requires states to provide military and overseas citizens with special procedures to help facilitate voter registration and absentee voting by these citizens. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers:
- members of the United States Uniformed Services and merchant marine;
- their family members; and
- United States citizens residing outside the United States.
Click here: UOCAVA Voters
- Absentee precinct is located at 301 N. Main St, Anderson
- Voter or immediate family member may call (864) 260-4035 or submit written request for absentee ballot application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Request form for absentee application may be faxed (864) 260-4203 or mailed to PO Box 8002, Anderson, SC 29622
- Authorized Representative may request absentee application on behalf of physically disabled voter by visiting the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office or may submit request in writing
- Absentee ballots are mailed as soon as they are available. Friday before each election is the last day ballots can be mailed
- In person absentee voting typically opens 30 days prior to the day of Election and is available up to 5 pm on the Monday before the election
- All voted ballots must be received by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office no later than 7 pm on election day to be counted
- To learn more click Absentee Voting
|Request Form for an Absentee Application|
|Check Status of Absentee Ballot|
|Wilma D. Orr, Chairman, District 1
223 Moore Rd.
Piedmont, SC 29673
Phone: (864) 979-3183
|Jean T. Holloway, Secretary, District 2
1100 Green Willow Trl
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 338-0219
|Linda J. Burdette, Vice-Chairman, District 3
PO Box 672
Iva, SC 29655
|Melissa Ledford, District 4
322 Tribble Rd
Townville, SC 29689
Phone: (864) 910-5667
|Matthew Craig Isom
107 Newington Cir
Anderson, SC 29621
|Karen Claflin. District At-Large
240 Fairplay Rd PO Box 303
Townville, SC 29689
Peggy Taylor, District At-Large
Board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each quarter at 4:45 pm,
at the Board of Voter Registration & Elections for Anderson County Office at
301 N. Main St., Anderson.
2019 MEETING SCHEDULE
|01-10-2019||4:45 p.m.||Regular||Elections Office|
|4-11-2019||4:45 p.m.||Regular||Elections Office|
|7-11-2019||4:45 p.m.||Regular||Elections Office|
|10-10-2019||4:45 p.m.||Regular||Elections Office|
Thank you for your interest in the election process! The Anderson County Board of Voter Registration and Elections is always looking for qualified Poll Managers to staff precincts throughout Anderson County on Election Day.
As a Poll Manager, you will have a unique opportunity to serve your community, meet your neighbors, and become involved in the electoral process. Poll Managers are compensated $135 and the Clerk of the Precinct receives $195 for each election they work.