Presidential Primary Voter Registration Deadlines Near

Posted on: Wed, 12/12/2007 - 12:17 By: cwhitmire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 12, 2007) - To help ensure the upcoming presidential primaries run as efficiently as possible, the S.C. Election Commission wants to remind everyone of upcoming voter registration deadlines and urge those already registered to update their registration information.

Those who wish to vote in the Republican primary must register or update their information no later than Dec. 19. Those who wish to vote in the Democratic primary must register or update their information no later than Dec. 26.

As a reminder, South Carolina does not have registration by party. Registered voters may vote in either party's primary, but NOT both.  

S.C. Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino said voters can help ensure a smoother voting process for themselves- and other voters- by making sure their registration information is up to date and correct before these specific deadlines.

"When voters update their voter registration information, they reduce potential for confusion at their polling places on Election Day-and that could have a significant impact on wait time for all voters," said Andino.

Andino said all registered voters should check their voter registration cards to ensure their information is correct.  Voters may also check their record by calling or visiting their county voter registration offices. Contact information can be found at www.scvotes.org/howtoregister.  Voters may also check their information online at http://www.scvotes.org/your_voter_registration.

Voters needing to register to vote have the following options:

  • Stopping by their county voter registration office.
  • Downloading the Voter Registration form from the Voter Information section of http://www.scvotes.org/. The form should be printed, completed and mailed to the voter's county registration office.

Voters needing to update their registration information have the following options:

  • Calling or stopping by their county voter registration office.
  • Downloading the Voter Registration Update form from the Voter Information section of http://www.scvotes.org/. The form should be printed, completed and mailed to the voter's county registration office (not applicable to those who have moved to a new county).
  • Updating the information on the back of their voter registration card and mailing the card to their county voter registration office (not applicable to those who have moved to a new county).