Voters Must Register by Saturday to Vote in the General Election

Posted on: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 15:52 By: cwhitmire

Hurricane Forces Closure of Midlands, Coastal County Election Offices

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 4, 2016) - To help ensure voters are prepared for the November 8 General Election, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline.  Also, citizens along South Carolina's coast need to make sure they are registered now in advance of the approaching storm and impending deadline.

TO VOTE IN THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY OCTOBER 8.

While Hurricane Matthew has forced 26 county offices to close (complete list below), voters still have various options to register before the deadline:

Anyone in the following categories must register in their county of residence by the deadline:

  • Anyone who is not currently registered to vote in their county of residence
  • Any voter who has moved from one county to another and has not yet registered in their new county
  • Any voter who has moved to South Carolina from another state and has not yet registered in South Carolina

Complete list of county election offices closed through Saturday:

Aiken
Allendale
Bamberg
Barnwell
Beaufort
Berkeley
Calhoun
Charleston
Clarendon
Colleton
Darlington
Dillon
Dorchester
Florence
Georgetown
Hampton
Horry
Jasper
Lee
Lexington
Marion
Marlboro
Orangeburg
Richland
Sumter
Williamsburg