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SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8 General Election
Governor Nikki Haley declares September 2016 as Voter Education Month
Columbia, South Carolina (September 21, 2016) – State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of September to encourage voters to prepare for the November 8 General Election.
"During the month of September, 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," Andino said.
"There are approximately 3 million registered voters in South Carolina, however, there are an additional 700,000 citizens who are eligible but not registered," Andino said. Voters have until October 8 to register so they can vote in the November 8 General Election. Any eligible citizen with a driver's license or DMV ID card can register to vote 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.
“We want voters to be ready to vote,” Andino said. “Updating your address, knowing where to vote, having the right ID, and reviewing your sample ballot are all keys to having a smooth election day process.” Historically, voter turnout in presidential elections has been as high as 76%. This will likely to result in lines at polling places. Andino continued, “Election officials need to be ready to handle high turnout, but voters can also help by doing their part.
Here are some simple steps voters can take to get ready to vote in the General Election:
Here's what voters need to know about Photo ID:
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.
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