Voter Registration and Elections

Welcome to the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Department

As of June 30, the State Election Commission’s voter education website has a new address: The switch to the .gov domain name was made to help maintain the public’s trust in the information and services provided through the site.

Before the change, was Having the .gov extension will help voters easily recognize the site as a trusted source of information. Domain names using the .gov extension are regulated by the federal General Services Administration (GSA) meaning only verified federal, state and local governments can use a .gov address. Voters will know when they see “,” they have arrived at the official website of the S.C. State Election Commission.

The old .org domain extension will continue to exist indefinitely, and visitors will be automatically redirected to the new address. The SEC encourages anyone using an link on their website or other materials to update those links to

A copy of the press release on can be found here:

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 Elections

A Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024. A Republican Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024. These primaries will be conducted in the polling places listed in this notice. 

For more information, please click here to download the full Notice of Elections

Notice Of Canvass And Certification


The Fairfield County Board of Canvassers will meet at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 9, 2024 at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office located at 315 S. Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180, to ensure that all proper procedures for canvassing votes in the Town of Blythewood Municipal Election have been followed, and to certify the results of the Fairfield County portion of this election.

Information for All Elections


The Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office will remain open and conduct business as usual. In a nationwide effort to minimize possible exposure to the Coronavirus, we are reminding voters of additional resources available.

Voter registration, name and address changes, as well as requests for absentee ballot applications for the upcoming Town of Ridgeway, City of Jenkinsville, June Primary and November General Elections can ALL BE DONE ONLINE at

Phone requests for absentee applications can still be made. Contact our office at 803-635-6255. Be safe and healthy.


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

  • 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

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 for more information on absentee voting.

Where to Vote

You can check to find your precinct and districts.

Precinct Location Address
Blackstock Wood/Blackstock Vol Fire 725 Blackstock Rd
Blackstock SC 29014
Blairs Blair Vol. Fire Dept 321 99 Rd
Blair SC 29015
Centerville Boykin’s Garage 1087 Centerville Rd
Ridgeway SC 29130
Feasterville Feasterville Fire Dept. 2785 Clowney Rd
Blair SC 29015
Greenbrier Greenbrier Vol Fire Dept 3025 State Hwy 269
Winnsboro SC 29180
Gladden Grove Mitford Vfd 70 Meeting St
Great Falls SC 29055
Jenkinsville Jenkinsville Fire Dept. 7104 State Hwy 215
Jenkinsville SC 29065
Horeb-glenn St Matthews Bapt. Church 3853 Estes Ln
Winnsboro SC 29180
Hickory Ridge Blackjack Baptist Church 178 Reservoir Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
Lebanon Lebanon Vol Fire Dept 5364 Newberry Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
Mitford Mitford Vol Fire Dept 70 Meeting St
Great Falls SC 29055
Monticello St Peter’s Ame Church 4783 Clarks Bridge Rd
Blair SC 29015
New Hope Lebanon Vol Fire Dept 5364 Newberry Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
Ridgeway Geiger Elementary Sch 300 Coleman St
Ridgeway SC 29180
Simpson St Mark Baptist Church 4118 State Hwy 34 E
Ridgeway SC 29130
South Winnsboro Community Vfd 110 Winter St
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro Mills Community Vol Fire Dept 110 Winter St
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 1 Town Of Winns. Fire Dept 117 W. Washington St.
Winnsboro SC 29180
Winnsboro No. 2 Town Clock Washington/Congress St
Winnsboro SC 29180
White Oak White Oak Arp Church 284 Patrick Rd
Winnsboro SC 29180
Woodward Wood/blackstock Vol Fire 725 Blackstock Rd
Blackstock SC 29014
Dutchmans Creek Dutchman Creek Vol Fire 6 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.

Voter Registration & Elections Contact Information

Main Office Phone: 803-635-6255

Fax: 803-635-5095


315 South Congress Street
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180