Absentee Voting now available at Ballentine Park!

The Richland County Elections & Voter Registration office will open satellite absentee precincts, May 31st – June 10th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) for absentee voting for the June 14, 2016 Statewide Primary.

Please refer to the attachment and the information below for additional details. Below the flyer is a list of Persons Qualifying to Vote Absentee.


Persons Qualifying to Vote Absentee:

•Any qualified elector in the following categories is eligible to receive absentee ballots:
•Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them. (The term “students” will mean all persons residing outside the counties of their respective residences, enrolled in an institution of learning.)
•Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines, 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 of the United States, their spouses and dependents residing with them.
•Employment. (The term “employment” means those persons who by virtue of their employment obligations will be absent from their county of residence on election day during the hours the polls are open and will be unable to vote in person, or those persons who are required by their employment obligations to be at their place of employment in their county of residence during the entire hours that the polls are open (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and will be unable to vote in person, and who present written certification of such obligations, signed by their employer, to the county board of registration.)
•Physically disabled persons. (The term “physically disabled persons” will mean a person who, because of injury or illness cannot be present in person at his polling place on election day, whether physically present inside or outside his county of residence.)
•Government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them, who are out of their county of residence on election day.
•Electors with a death or funeral in the family within a three day period prior to the election.
•Persons on vacation (who because of vacation plans will be absent from a county of residence on election day).
•Poll managers, county voter registration board members and staff, and county election commission members and staff working on election day.
•Overseas citizens.
•Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons.
•Persons admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of election or within a four-day period before the election.
•Persons who will be serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day.
•Persons 65 years of age or older.
•Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.