SC: More Time to Register to Vote

Because of Hurricane Florence

South Carolina Radio Network
October 03, 2018 - 12:17 pm

SOUTH CAROLINA RADIO NETWORK:  South Carolina residents will get more time to register to vote due to Hurricane Florence.  

A judge Tuesday ordered that the voter registration deadline is to be extended to Wednesday, October 17.  The 10-day extension was the result of the widespread impact and damage from Hurricane Florence. Many people have been displaced and are struggling to recover.  Many county voter registration offices were closed for considerable periods of time during and after the storm.

Attorney General Alan Wilson filed suit last week seeking to extend the deadline, stating that the disruption caused by Hurricane Florence created too much of a burden on both voters and county election offices.

The October 17 deadline applies to all counties in South Carolina, not just those that sustained damage due to Hurricane Florence and the flooding that followed.

See the South Carolina Election Commission website to find out how to register to vote.  You can download a form from that site, or you can go to your local county election office.

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