2022 South Carolina Election Integrity Poll

Publication date: January 18, 2022
Written by: Stefani Buhajla

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed South Carolina voters on election integrity reforms.

Nearly three-quarters of all South Carolina voters strongly oppose allowing government offices that oversee elections to accept funding for their operations from private individuals and special interest groups such as corporations and political organizations (74%). Independents are more strongly opposed (81%) than Democrats (74%) or Republicans (69%). Opposition is shared broadly among all voters, indicating that there is opportunity to move on this reform in South Carolina during the 2022 session.

South Carolinians support measures that will keep ballots secure and elections transparent.


of all likely voters support requiring absentee ballot applications to include a voter’s date of birth and last four digits of his or her Social Security number.


of all likely voters, including half of all Democrats and 60% of Independents, support allowing only close family members or a legally designated representative to return an absentee ballot on behalf of another voter.

Voters also support measures that would ensure voter rolls are clean and up to date.


support requiring all South Carolina counties to share information about deceased voters and voters who have moved across county lines.


support requiring the state election commission to collaborate with other state election offices to help prevent duplicate voting.