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Time running out for in-person absentee voting in Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Those who cannot make it to the polls to vote on Tuesday can still cast an absentee ballot through 5 p.m. Monday.

The absentee precinct for Charleston County residents is located at 4367 Headquarters Road in North Charleston. 

For voters who live within the town limits of Summerville or Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, the absentee precinct location is 6 Belt Drive in Moncks Corner.

Dorchester County voters can cast an absentee ballot at 201 Johnston Street in St. George.

To vote absentee in South Carolina, according to SCVotes.org, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine serving outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day
  • Physically disabled persons
  • Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial

Those who are not currently in their county of residence should have applied for and received an absentee ballot by mail; those ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Visit SCVotes.org for additional details about absentee voting.

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