COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 6, 2016) – The South Carolina State Election Commission has announced that all South Carolina voters will now have more time to return voter registration applications for the 2016 General Election. This will provide additional opportunity for citizens to register who are affected by voter registration office and post office closures related to Hurricane Matthew. Post offices are also closed on Monday, October 10 due to a federal holiday.
The following deadlines apply to all South Carolina voters:
Registration by Mail: Any voter registration by mail application that is postmarked Tues., October 11 or earlier will be accepted.
Online Voter Registration: Any online voter registration application submitted by Sunday, October 9 will be accepted (application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 9).
Applications submitted by fax or email: Any faxed or emailed application received by county voter registration offices by Sunday, October 9 will be accepted (application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 9).
In-person applications at county voter registration offices: Voters must register in person no later than Saturday, October 8. NOTE: Due to Hurricane Matthew, some county voter registration offices are closed through Saturday. (Ed. note: Horry County Voters Registration is closed.)
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
For information, contact: Chris Whitmire, Director of Public Information & Training, South Carolina State Election Commission