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.
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.