COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 17, 2010) - Early registration is underway for all 17-year-old citizens who will turn 18-years-old on or before November 2, 2010. Any 17-year-old who registers by May 8th will be eligible to vote in the June 8th State Primaries, even if they have not yet reached 18 years of age.
Voters must be registered by May 8, 2010 to vote in the June 8th State Primaries.
Voters must be registered by October 2, 2010 to vote in the November 2nd General Election.
This early registration allows those 17-year-old voters who are eligible to vote in the General Election to also participate in the political parties' nominating processes for the General Election.
According to S.C. Code of Laws §7-5-180, those individuals who are not yet 18-years-old but will turn 18 before the next ensuing General Election, and who otherwise qualify to vote, have the right to register beginning 120 days prior to the closing of the books of a preceding primary.