South Carolina’s Paper-Based Voting System

The following information is open to the public and accessible via these online resources:

S.C. Code 7-13-1620(A) states, in part: “A voting system may not be approved for use in the State unless certified by a testing laboratory accredited by the Federal Election Assistance Commission as meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements of federal voting system standards.”

Any updates to the voting system in South Carolina must be, by State Code, Certified by the EAC with an accredited Voting System Testing Laboratory and the SC State Election Commission. The EVS election system update is the first software/firmware update since the state wide voting system was purchased in 2019. To date, no other software/firmware updates have been performed on the voting system. 

Technical Details of the internal components and software of the voting system is proprietary to Election Systems & Software Inc. and cannot be provided by our office.

The current statewide voting system in South Carolina is Election Systems & Software Inc.’s Election Ware Election Management System (EMS).

This system includes the following ES&S election equipment:

South Carolina State Election Commission – New Paper Based Voting System ( SCVOTES.GOV

A link to the SC Procurement of the voting system: Voting System Procurement Documents

ES&S EVS Certificate and Scope of Conformance Document  

All documents about the EAC certification can be found at 

  • Hardware and software components used in voting system.
  • Listing of OS system updates and patches affecting this release are included.
  • VVSG v1 compliance testing. 

Cherokee County Voter Registration and Election Board
110 Railroad Ave.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Phone: 864-487-2563
Fax: 864-902-1127

Email: [email protected]

Cassidy Nichols, Interim Director
Phone: 864-902-2329

Hannah Whiteside, Clerk
Phone: 864-902-2313

Mary Beth White, Clerk
Phone: 864-902-2293

Andra Wood, Part-Time Clerk
Phone: 864-902-2307

Tillie Cook, PRN

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