Register, Be Informed, Cast Your Vote

Coastal Carolina University believes in your vote and we want to help you make your voice heard!

Click here to view Spring 2024 primary election dates and deadlines.

View the CDC's Recommendations for Voters

Register Your Vote

CCU has partnered with TurboVote, a voter registration tool created by Democracy Works, a bipartisan organization dedicated to simplifying the voter registration process and keeping voters informed.

Once you register, be sure to take a picture and tag Chants Vote with #ChantsVote2024.

Already registered? Awesome! TurboVote can still be a helpful tool. Register as a TurboVote user to get updates on important election deadlines and for more information on how, when, and where to cast your vote.

Inform Your Vote

Now that you have registered, how do you decide who to vote for? Check out BallotPedia to view your sample ballot. This site provides the opportunity for you to compare candidate platforms side-by-side to help you choose your preferred candidate. This site will also provide information on local elections, not just on the federal level. 

Cast Your Vote

When you register with TurboVote, you will be given information on when, where, and how to cast your vote. This includes absentee voting and voting by mail.

Make a Voting Plan!

The first step is to determine how you will be voting; either at the polls or by mail.

If you are voting at the polls:

  • What time will you be voting?
  • Where are you voting?
  • How are you getting there?
  • Do you need a ride?
  • Do you have all the necessary documents to vote?

If you are voting by mail:

  • Have you requested your absentee ballot?
  • Have you reviewed all of the directions?
  • Do you have postage? (if necessary)
  • When do you need to send your ballot? (Spoiler alert: as soon as possible)
What NOT to Wear

Under South Carolina's Unlawful Distribution of Campaign Literature law, it is against the law in SC to wear or carry any campaign materials. This includes any visual display of campaign materials (including clothing, hats, buttons, etc.). See South Carolina's full policy HERE.

Many states have similar laws. So, if you are going to the polls, it is best to avoid wearing any promotional garments or accessories.

Do you want to be more involved?

There are three things you can do to get more involved in the 2024 Elections:

  1. Volunteer. Campaigns always need local volunteers. Research how to support your party and/or candidate through volunteering.
  2. Join a student organization. CCU has multiple student-led organizations that are politically active and provide an opportunity to learn more.
  3. Get others to register: tell your friends, classmates, coworkers, or anyone to register. It is as easy at going to

Click here to view Spring 2024 primary election dates and deadlines.


Important Dates (Dates Reflect South Carolina Deadlines)

If you'd like to stay informed about South Carolina's General Election dates visit:


To Learn more about SC registration deadlines visit:


South Carolina Voter Registration as a Student:

Citizens who are not yet 18-years-old but will turn 18 before the next ensuing General Election, and who otherwise qualify to vote, have the right to register beginning 120 days prior to the closing of the books of a preceding primary (see S.C. Code of Laws 7-5-180).

Students may register to vote where they reside while attending college.  This could be at an address in the college community (e.g., a dormitory) or at an address you intend to return to while not in the college community (e.g., family home).  For guidance in determining what residence to claim for voter registration purposes, see S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-1-25.

Many college students who live on campus receive their mail at a campus post office box.  These students must register at the physical address of their dormitory.  The student’s P.O. Box can be provided for mailing and contact purposes.

Voter Registration Drives

If you are planning a voter registration drive at an institution of higher learning, please make sure you have the National Voter Registration Application for students who maintain their residency outside of South Carolina.  For a list of addresses of Election Commissions throughout the country please see the Election Assistance Commission web site.