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Voter registration period extended

Posted: October 9, 2018 1:16 p.m.
Updated: October 9, 2018 1:14 p.m.

South Carolina citizens now have more time to register to vote ahead of the 2018 General Election after the court today ordered the voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 17.

The 10-day extension was necessary to protect the voting rights of South Carolina residents due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Florence. Many citizens have been displaced and are struggling to recover, 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 Oct. 17 deadline applies to voters in all counties.

You must register to vote by Wed., Oct. 17, 2018.

There are many ways to register in South Carolina, and it has never been easier:

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

Register using the My scVOTES mobile app before midnight 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 Complete and return the form to your county voter registration office:

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

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

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

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

Already registered?

Visit and click “Check My Registration” to make sure your registration is up-to-date.

Get contact information for your county voter registration office at


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