Voter registration deadline is Saturday for June primary

jzou@heraldonline.comMay 7, 2014 

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    You can register:

    In person at any local county registration and elections office.

    Online at www.scvotes.org/ using a valid state driver’s license or ID card issued by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. You can also check the status of your registration or update your information on this site.

    By downloading a voter registration form at www.scvotes.org/files/VR_Blank_Form.pdf and sending it to your local county elections office via fax, postal mail or email.

    Who should register?

    If you recently moved to South Carolina, or have never been registered to vote in the state.

    If you recently moved from one county to another, you must be registered with your current county by May 10.

    If you moved within a county or recently changed your name, you should also update your registration information.

Those planning to make it to the polls in the upcoming June primaries are reminded to register to vote or update their registration information by Saturday.

In order to vote in the June 10 primaries, prospective voters must be registered in their current county of residence by May 10 and present a valid form of photo identification at the polls.

Registration can be done online at a central state website, in person at local county offices, or via postal mail, email or fax.

Local county offices are not open on Saturday, but will accept registrations that are postmarked or electronically dated by May 10.

For information regarding absentee voting, visit www.SCVotes.org.

Voters are now required to show a valid photo ID at polling sites under a new state law that became effective this past January. Forms of accepted ID include a valid driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. passport, federal military ID, or a voter registration card with photo.

Local county offices can provide photo ID voter registration cards at no cost to currently registered voters.

“We have been pleasantly surprised with the level of awareness with voters as far as knowing they need to have a photo ID to come to the polls,” said Wanda Hemphill, director of the York County Registration and Elections Office.

Voter registration cards are not required at polling sites, said Lancaster County Registration and Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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