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COLUMBIA, SC (April 30, 2018) - State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of May to encourage voters to prepare for the Statewide Primaries on June 12 and the Primary Runoffs on June 26.
"During the month of May, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," said Marci Andino, Executive Director of the S.C. State Election Commission. "There are more than 3.2 million registered voters in South Carolina, however, there are an additional estimated 500,000 citizens who are eligible but not registered.”
Voters have until May 13 to register so they can vote in the June 12 Primaries and June 26 Primary Runoffs. Any eligible citizen with a S.C. Driver's License or DMV ID card can register online at scvotes.org. Voters can also download a voter registration by mail application or register to vote at their county elections office, or at a number of state and local government agencies.
The Hampton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office will be open additional hours for in-person voter registration on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
“We want voters to be ready to vote,” Andino said. “Updating your address, knowing where to vote, knowing what to bring to the polls, and reviewing your sample ballot are all keys to having a smooth Election Day process.”
Here are some simple steps voters can take to be ready to vote in the Primary Election:
For more information on Voter Education Month activities and other issues related to voter registration and elections, visit www.scvotes.org or your county registration and elections office.