Voter Registration Deadline EXTENDED

Voter Registration Deadline EXTENDED

The South Carolina State Election Commission has announced that the voter registration deadline has been extended in light of Hurricane Matthew.  The new deadlines vary based on the method by which you register; the Commission’s announcement is pasted below in full.  Read the details carefully so you can be sure you register in time.

Just as before, you can register online (and check your registration status if you’re not sure) by going to either or  The deadline for online registration is 11:59 pmon Sunday, October 9.  You can also register by mail (as long as your form is postmarked by October 11), by fax or email (by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 9), or in person at your county board of voter registration and elections office by Saturday, October 8 if your county is unaffected by the storm (the deadline for in-person registration has not been extended).  Click here for a copy of the registration form that you can mail, fax, or email.  Click here to find your county office’s contact information.

So first, make sure you’re in a safe place.  Then, go online to check your voter registration status, and if you’re not registered at your current address, register or update your registration so that you can cast your ballot for Democrats on November 8!


Voter Registration Deadlines Extended

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 6, 2016) – 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 Tuesday, October 11 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 received by11:59 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.

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


Source: SCDP
Voter Registration Deadline EXTENDED

Talk about South Carolina!