South Carolina elections officials say they’re spending the month of September educating eligible voters about what they need to do to make sure they can cast their ballots on November 6. According to Elections Commission director Marci Andino, all voter registration forms must be submitted by October 6 to be processed.
“Voting is the quintessential American way for citizens to participate in our political system and make their voices heard,” Andino said in a statement. “We want to ensure that all eligible citizens have the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections and, most importantly, to have confidence that their votes count.”
However, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding South Carolina’s elections. A federal judge has yet to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s discriminatory voter ID law, the implementation of which could cause plenty of confusion on election day. Regardless whether the law goes into effect, Andino told voters to bring a photo ID to the polls on election day.
In order to register to vote, you can visit your county elections office or download a registration form from scvotes.org and mail it in. Andino said you can also make sure your registration information is current by checking scvotes.org, as well as calling or visiting your county voter registration office.