May 10 Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2008 - 10:01 By: cwhitmire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 1, 2008) - The State Election Commission wants to remind those not already registered to vote that they must register no later than May 10 in order to participate in the June 10 Republican and Democratic Primaries. As a reminder, voters who have moved to another county must register in their new county prior to the deadline in order to participate in the Primaries.

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 www.scvotes.org. The form should be printed, completed and mailed to the voter's county registration office.

Not all county voter registration offices will be open on Saturday, May 10. Check with your local office regarding Saturday hours. All applications postmarked by May 10 will be accepted.

To help ensure the upcoming Primaries run as efficiently as possible, those already registered are urged to update their information.

"Having accurate registration information helps ensure a voter's eligibility to vote in an election," says Executive Director Marci Andino. "It also reduces the potential for delays in the sign-in process at polling places - and that can have a significant impact on wait time for all voters."

Voters who are already registered but need 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 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).

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.