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SOUTH CAROLINA STATE ELECTION COMMISSION - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Witness Signature Required for Mail-In Absentee Ballots
Ballots received through October 7 will be accepted without a witness signature.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 6, 2020) – South Carolinians voting absentee by mail must now have their signatures on ballot return envelopes witnessed after the United States Supreme Court late yesterday reinstated the requirement.
Under the court’s order, ballots already received by county officials and those received through October 7 will be counted regardless of whether the return envelope bears a witness signature.
To ensure your absentee by mail ballot counts, voters must: