COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) – South Carolina voters have more time to file voter registration applications thanks in part to Hurricane Matthew.
This is due to many voter registration offices and post offices being closed due to the hurricane. Post offices are also closed on Monday, October 10th, 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 by 11:59 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.