Beaufort News

Voter registration deadline May 12

Residents must be registered by May 12 to vote in the June 12 primary,

A registration form can be downloaded from and mailed to the Beaufort County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228; or by visiting the voter registration office on 15 John Galt Road in Beaufort or 61-B Ulmer Road in Bluffton. For more information, call 843-255-6900.

South Carolina voters do not register by political party. On primary day, registered voters may choose to participate in either party's primary, but not both. In the event of a runoff, voters in the Republican primary can only cast ballots in the Republican runoff. The same approach applies to Democrats.