How to vote for Bernie Sanders in South Carolina

South Carolina has open primaries

South Carolinians can vote for Bernie Sanders regardless of their registered party

Register By

January 27 (Wednesday)

Get registered to vote by: January 27, 2016

Primary On

February 27 (Saturday)

South Carolina Primary: February 27, 2016

South Carolina Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because South Carolina has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by January 27, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!


South Carolina votes on Feb. 27th from 7am-7pm!
Anyone in line at 7:00 pm will be allowed to vote

South Carolina is incredibly important for Bernie’s campaign. Let’s show the nation that Hillary’s firewall has a crack in it!

Find your local polling place here

Find your polling place, then go there. Before 7pm. The process is relatively straight forward and people will be there to help if needed!


You must show valid Photo ID at the polling place. The following are accepted:

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

There are many who are expecting South Carolina’s youth and working-class voters to stay home today. Let’s disappoint them. Show them and this country that Bernie’s political revolution is real, and that we are all a part of it.

Iowa was decided by fewer than 10 people in some districts. If only a few more Bernie supporters had come out, Bernie would have won.

Every. Vote. Counts.

Only 17?

You may still vote in South Carolina's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in South Carolina you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/SouthCarolina4Sanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Bernie needs you in South Carolina!

South Carolinians! The mainstream media claims Bernie has no chance in your state because he “doesn’t connect with minorities.” Let’s prove them wrong by pledging to vote on February 27. A strong showing in your state can help prove that Bernie’s message resonates with all people of America!

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!