Voter Registration Deadline for Primaries Approaches

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2012 - 14:46 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 2, 2012) - To help ensure the upcoming State Primaries run as efficiently as possible, the State Election Commission is reminding South Carolinians of upcoming voter registration deadlines and urging voters to update their information.

To vote in the Primaries on June 12th, you must be registered by May 12th.

Voters who have moved from one county to another must register in their new county.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:

1.    Visit your county board of voter registration and complete an application.

2.    Download a voter registration form, complete the form, and return it to your county voter registration office in one of the following ways:

  • In person by May 12 (check locally for Saturday hours)
  • By mail (must be postmarked by May 12)
  • By fax (must be received by May 12)
  • By email with signed form attached (must be received by May 12)

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION

Current registered voters can help ensure they experience a smooth voting process at the polls by making sure their registration information is up to date. 

UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION

VOTING IN PRIMARIES

South Carolina does not have registration by party.  On primary day, registered voters may choose to participate in either party's primary, but not both.  In the event of a runoff, voters who voted in the primary are limited to voting in the same party's runoff.