Saturday is deadline to register for S.C. primaries
The League of Women Voters has registered more than 2,000 new voters this election season, and Saturday is the deadline for those wishing to register in time to vote in the June 12 primaries.
June 12 primaries
How to register
First, download a voter registration form from scvotes.org, complete the form and then either:
Mail the form to your county voter registration office, postmarked by May 12.
Fax the form to your county voter registration office (must be received by May 12).
Scan the form and email the image as a file attachment to your county voter registration office (must be received by May 12).
How to update
Download the voter registration update form from scvotes.org and return it to your county voter registration office. Those who have moved from one county to another must reapply.
Update the information on the back of your voter registration card and return it to your county voter registration office.
LOCAL ELECTION OFFICES
Berkeley County Board of Voter Registration, P.O. Box 6122, 6 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461; phone 719-4056; fax 719-4060; www.berkeleycountysc.gov/dept/elections
Charleston County Board of Voter Registration, P.O. Box 71419, 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone 744-8683; fax 974-6419; www.charleston county.org/departments/BEVR/index.htm
Dorchester County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, 201 Johnston St., St. George, SC 29477; phone 563-0132; or fax 832-0132; dorchestervotes.org
Only Dorchester County plans to open its election offices Saturday morning to handle those seeking to register in person at the last minute.
Election offices in Berkeley and Charleston counties will close at 5 p.m. today. However, any state resident may register by mail or email Saturday as long as their application is either postmarked or sent by that day.
Lowcountry voters will see only a handful of Republican or Democratic primaries June 12 — even fewer than expected after a recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling scratched more than a dozen local candidates from the ballot because they failed to file their campaign disclosure form on time. Some candidates are appealing, and the federal courts still could postpone the June 12 primaries to sort it all out.