South Carolina voter registration deadline extended after Hurricane Florence

BY DANNY KELLY
danny@theitem.com
Posted 10/3/18

The registration deadline for South Carolina voters has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17 for residents in all counties, according to the South Carolina Election Commission.

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South Carolina voter registration deadline extended after Hurricane Florence

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The registration deadline for South Carolina voters has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17 for residents in all counties, according to the South Carolina Election Commission.

The 10-day extension was necessary to protect the voting rights of South Carolinians due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, according to the commission in a news release. Many residents have been displaced leading up to this week's original deadline, and many county voter registration offices were closed for considerable periods of time, the release said.

There are several ways for South Carolinians to register to vote.

According to the release, residents can register online at https://www.scVOTES.org or by using the My scVOTES mobile app, which is now available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Both these methods require a South Carolina driver’s license or a DMV ID card.

South Carolina residents can also register by downloading, completing and returning a voter registration form from https://www.scVOTES.org to their county voter registration office. If it is sent by fax or email attachment, it must be received before midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 17. If by mail, it must be postmarked by Oct. 17.

Voters can also register in person at their county voter registration office. Most offices will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 for in-office registrations, according to the release. Residents are advised to check locally for specific hours.

If you’re already registered, visit https://www.scVOTES.org and click “Check My Registration” to make sure your registration is up to date.

Residents can also get contact information for their county voter registration office at https://www.scVOTES.org.