Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County


We manage registration of Beaufort County voters and administer elections in a manner that instills confidence in electors that they are actively participating in a fundamental component of representative democracy.

Main Office:
15 John Galt Rd
Beaufort, SC 29906  
Voice:  (843) 255-6900  Fax:  (843) 255-9429
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Email us at 

Satellite Office:
61-B Ulmer Road
Bluffton, SC  29910
Voice(843) 255-6940
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
              (Effective July 6, 2015 - November 20, 2015)    

Mailing Address (all correspondence should be sent to this address):
Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County
P.O. Drawer 1228
Beaufort, SC  29901-1228


Special Election for Senate District 45 Vacancy

A Special Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and a Special Primary Run-off (if necessary) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney. The Special Election will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.


For more information, please visit our "Candidate Filing" section, go to the South Carolina State Election Commission website at,  or contact Marie S. Smalls, Director at 843-255-6900..



The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County Satellite office operating hours has temporarily changed.

Effective Monday, July 6, 2015, the Bluffton Office will open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm. The office will remain open five days a week until Friday, November 20, 2015, except during County scheduled holidays.


After Friday, November 20, 2015, the Satellite office operating hours will return to being open Wednesdays only, 9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm.

Full services can still be obtained at the Beaufort office at 15 John Galt Rd., Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 843-255-6900.

Now in Effect -- New Photo ID Requirements!

New voter photo identification requirements are in effect.  Please have one of these five photo IDs ready to vote:

  • S.C. Driver's License
  • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

Click here to learn more!


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