FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbia, SC (November 8, 2007) - A mass mailing from a private, national group, delivered this week to mailboxes across South Carolina, is causing some confusion with those who receive it.
The mailing is from the "Voter Participation Center" in Boston, MA, and is sent in care of "Women's Voices. Women Vote." The mailing reads in bold print, "Voter registration laws require you to submit the attached application," and "To comply with legal requirements, please return the enclosed application." The mailing includes a generic, national voter registration form and a postage-paid return envelope addressed to the State Election Commission.
While it seems that the purpose of the mailing is to urge recepients to register to vote before upcoming deadlines, the above statements are very misleading and have confused some voters.
Here are the facts:
If you are already registered to vote, and the information on your voter registration card is still accurate; you are not required to do anything.