Wednesday, Oct. 17 is the final deadline for South Carolina citizens to register to vote in the Nov. 2018 General Election.
A 10-day extension was implemented earlier in order to protect the voting rights of South Carolina residents due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Florence. Many citizens were displaced during that storm event 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.
There are many ways to register in South Carolina, and it has never been easier:
• Register online at www.scvotes.org before midnight, Wednesday, October 17 (requires SC Driver’s License or DMV ID Card).
• Register using the My scVOTES mobile app before midnight, Wednesday, October 17 (available in the Apple and Google Play stores, requires SC Driver’s License or DMV ID Card).
• Download a voter registration form from www.scvotes.org. Complete and return the form to your county voter registration office:
+ By fax (must be received before midnight, Wednesday, October 17);
+ by email attachment (must be received before midnight, Wednesday, October 17); or
+ by mail (must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 17).
• Register in person at your county voter registration office. Most offices will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 for in-office registrations. Check locally for specific hours.
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 www.scvotes.org.