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Law Enforcement Findings Support S.C. Election Integrity

COLUMBIA, SC (May 17, 2024) – The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) released a report this week that confirms non-U.S. citizens are not being registered to vote South Carolina. State law requires a person to be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible to register in South Carolina and SLED’s report reaffirms the statement released by the State Election Commission (SEC) in April.   

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Governor’s Office and to law enforcement for taking this matter seriously,” said Howie Knapp, Executive Director of the SEC, “SLED’s report reaffirms that the systems and processes that we have in place prevent fraudulent registration from happening in South Carolina. Election officials will continue to follow the law to ensure the integrity of our election infrastructure is upheld.”  

As always, the SEC strongly encourages anyone looking for election information to turn to trusted resources like or their county voter registration office.

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