Judge extends voter registration through Oct. 17

COLUMBIA – Citizen in all counties in South Carolina now have more time to register to vote ahead of the 2018 General Election after the court earlier this week ordered the voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 17.

The 10-day extension was said to be necessary to protect the voting rights of South Carolina residents due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Florence. Many citizens have been displaced and many county voter registration offices were closed for considerable periods of time.

While the deadline was extended due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, the October 17 deadline applies to voters in all counties.

There are a number of ways to register, including the following:

Register online at scVOTES.org before midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 17 (requires SC Driver’s License or DMV ID Card).

Register using the My scVOTES mobile app before midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 17 (available in the Apple and Google Play stores, requires SC Driver’s License or DMV ID Card).

Download a voter registration form from scVOTES.org.  Complete and return the form to your county voter registration office:

By fax (must be received before midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 17).

By email attachment (must be received before midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 17).

By mail (must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17).

Register in person at your county voter registration office. Most offices will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for in-office registrations. Check locally for specific hours.

Already registered? Visit scvotes.org and click “Check My Registration” to make sure your registration is up-to-date.

Get contact information for your county voter registration office at scVOTES.org.

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