Election Day in Greenville County’s municipalities and many special purpose districts is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. We encourage every eligible voter to vote – regardless of political affiliation or candidate choice. Because voting is the essence of an enduring democracy.
First things first. Are you registered to vote? Have you moved since the last time you voted? Did you get married? Have you voted before? Have you been convicted of a felony?
Check your registration: If you’re registered but haven’t voted in a few years, check your registration at SCVotes.gov. You just need to enter your name, county, and birthdate. Call the Greenville County Voter Registration and Elections Office for more information: 864.467.7250.
Have you been convicted of a felony?: You can vote if you are not on parole or probation. Your rights are not automatically reinstated, you must register again and you may be required to show documentation that you have completed your entire sentence. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you may vote so long as you aren’t in jail.
No matter where you vote or when, you will need to have one of five forms of identification:
- Current SC Driver’s License
- SC DMV Identification Card
- SC Voter Registration Card with photo
- Federal Military ID
- Current and valid US Passport
If you do not have one of these forms of ID with you, you will still be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. However, that ballot will only count if your ID is verified at the Greenville County Elections Office prior to certification of the results on Thursday, November 4, at noon.
Voting on Election Day
The polls are open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Before heading to vote, check your polling place. Every year there are changes and this year is no exception. You can download the pdf with the up-to-date polling places for the November 2 election.
Voting is your right. If you are properly registered, are at the right polling place, and are in line by 7 p.m., you MUST be allowed to vote. If you are denied your opportunity to vote, contact the Greenville County Democratic Party office at 864.232.5531. Do not leave your polling location while you call; stand your ground. If you have to leave, ask to vote a provisional ballot and then follow up with the Greenville County Elections office to ensure that your ballot is counted. Document anything you are told and ask for the names of the poll workers with whom you interact.
Need a ride to the polls? We have drivers lined up to drive you on Election Day. To reserve your ride (yes, we’ll take you home too), call our office at 864.232.5531.