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Voter Registration & Elections

Welcome to the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration and Elections is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections, and have the assurance that their votes will count.

Notice of Special Elections - Notice of Filing

School Board District 4 Seat

(Term Expiring 2020)

A Special Election to fill the unexpired term for the School Board District 4 Seat will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Contact the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 for more information.

Qualified citizens desiring to be candidates for the above listed office may file their Statement of Intention of Candidacy at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 315 S. Congress., Winnsboro, SC 29180. Candidate filing opens Friday, December 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon and closes Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:00 noon. No filing fees are required.(Extended filing dates are due to Christmas and New Year Holidays).

This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

The following precincts and polling places will be open on said Election Day from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Greenbrier Precinct – Greenbrier Volunteer Fire Dept., 3025 State Hwy 269, Winnsboro

Jenkinsville Precinct – Jenkinsville Volunteer Fire Dept., 7104 State Highway 215 S., Jenkinsville

Horeb-Glenn Precinct – St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3853 Estes Lane, Winnsboro

Monticello Precinct – St. Peters AME Church, 4783 Clarks Bridge Rd., Blair

Only citizens residing in School Board District 4 and are properly registered to vote will be eligible to vote in this election. Check your districts and voter registration information at SCVotes.org.

At 10:00 A.M. on Election Day the County Election Commission will begin examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. the Fairfield County Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election and certify the results. This hearing will be held at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

Notice of Special Elections - Notice of Filing

Town of Winnsboro General Election

The General Election for the Town of Winnsboro will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Monday, March 4, 2019. Contact the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 for more information.

The following offices shall be included in this election:

City Council District 1

City Council District 3

Qualified citizens desiring to be candidates for the above listed offices may file at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180. Filing will begin at noon on Monday, January 9, 2019 and will close at noon on Friday, January 18, 2019. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. Contact the Fairfield County Elections Office for important information regarding filing for these offices.

The following precinct and polling places will be open on said Election Day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

South Winnsboro Precinct - Community Volunteer Fire Dept. 110 Winter St. Winnsboro

Winnsboro No 1. Precinct - Town of Winnsboro Fire Dept. 117 W. Washington St. Winnsboro

Winnsboro No 2. Precinct - Town Clock, Washington St. and Congress St. Winnsboro

Only citizens residing in the Town of Winnsboro City Limits and are properly registered to vote will be eligible to vote in this election. Check your districts and voter registration information at SCVotes.org.

At 10:00 AM on Election Day the County Election Commission will begin examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

On Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM the Fairfield County Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election and certify the results. This hearing will be held at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180.

Information for All Elections

Please be prepared. Update your address, update any name changes that may have occurred due to marriage or divorce, check your districts!

Educate yourself before you go to the polls.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Curbside voting is available for those who are not able to go inside their polling location.

ID is required for voting. You must have ONE of the following to vote:

  • SC Drivers License
  • SC DMV issued photo ID
  • Voter registration card with photo
  • Military photo ID
  • US passport
  • Concealed Weapon Permit (just added to list of acceptable ID’s)

Provisional ballots will be provided for any voter who does not have or has not been able to obtain one of the required photo id’s. You must have your voter registration card to vote a provisional ballot.

See the items listed below and other important information at SCVotes.org

Online Voter Registration

Check Your Voter Registration

Update Your Voter Registration

Get Your Sample Ballot

Find Your Polling Place

Get Your Absentee Application

Check Your Absentee Ballot

Check Your Provisional Ballot

Please call or come by the Voter Registration and Elections Office if you have any questions!

General Information

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

See scVotes.org for more information

When to Vote

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Absentee Voting

Qualified voters can vote absentee in person or by mail. Photo ID is required to vote absentee in person. Photo ID is not required to vote absentee by mail.

See SCVotes.org for more information on absentee voting.

Where to Vote

You can check SCVotes.org to find your precinct and districts.
PrecinctLocationAddress
BlackstockWood/blackstock Vol Fire725 Blackstock Rd
Blackstock SC 29014
BlairsBlair Vol. Fire Dept321 99 Rd
Blair SC 29015
CentervilleBoykin’s Garage1087 Centerville Rd
Ridgeway SC 29130
FeastervilleFeasterville Fire Dept.2785 Clowney Rd
Blair SC 29015
GreenbrierGreenbrier Vol Fire Dept3025 State Hwy 269
Winnsboro SC 29180
Gladden GroveMitford Vfd70 Meeting St
Great Falls SC 29055
JenkinsvilleJenkinsville Fire Dept.7104 State Hwy 215
Jenkinsville SC 29065
Horeb-glennSt Matthews Bapt. Church3853 Estes Ln
Winnsboro SC 29180
Hickory RidgeBlackjack Baptist Church178 Reservoir Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
LebanonLebanon Vol Fire Dept5364 Newberry Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
MitfordMitford Vol Fire Dept70 Meeting St
Great Falls SC 29055
MonticelloSt Peter’s Ame Church4783 Clarks Bridge Rd
Blair SC 29015
New HopeLebanon Vol Fire Dept5364 Newberry Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
RidgewayGeiger Elementary Sch300 Coleman St
Ridgeway SC 29180
SimpsonSt Mark Baptist Church4118 State Hwy 34 E
Ridgeway SC 29130
South WinnsboroCommunity Vfd110 Winter St
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro MillsCommunity Vol Fire Dept110 Winter St
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 1Town Of Winns. Fire Dept117 W. Washington St.
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 2Town ClockWashington/congress St
Winnsboro SC 29180
White OakWhite Oak Arp Church284 Patrick Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
WoodwardWood/blackstock Vol Fire725 Blackstock Rd
Blackstock SC 29014
Dutchmans CreekDutchman Creek Vol Fire6 Dutchman Ln.
Ridgeway SC 29130

Straight Party Voting

Straight Party is Optional

Whether to vote “Straight Party” is the first choice a voter must make on a General Election ballot. Voting straight party is optional. Each political party that has nominated a candidate appearing on the voter’s ballot is represented in the straight party selection area.

Straight Party Voting on Voting Machines

If a party is selected under straight party, every candidate of that party is automatically selected throughout the ballot. As the voter advances through the ballot, the voter has the option of changing his vote for any particular office to a candidate of another party, a petition candidate, or a write-in candidate (also known as “crossover voting”). To change your vote for any particular office, simply touch the candidate of choice for that office, and the candidate previously selected will be automatically deselected.

Straight Party Voting on Optical Scan (Paper) Ballots

If the oval beside a party is shaded in under straight party, every candidate of that party will automatically receive a vote when that ballot is scanned unless it is overridden by a “crossover vote.” After shading in the straight party, a voter can override his straight party selection for a particular office by shading in the oval beside a candidate for that office.

Straight Party Doesn’t Cover Everything

Voters should be aware that when voting straight party, no selection is made for nonpartisan offices and questions. Also, your party may not have nominated candidates for all offices. In these cases, these contests must be voted individually. As always, voters should carefully review their choices before casting their ballot.