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Thousands Register Online as October 6th Deadline Approaches

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - In less than 24 hours, more than 3,000 voters took advantage of South Carolina's new online voter registration system.  The system was made available to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, 3,102 applications had been submitted.

"Voter registration has never been easier, and we're pleased that citizens are taking advantage of this wonderful new opportunity," says Marci Andino, executive director of the S.C. State Election Commission. "This overwhelming response proves South Carolinians are eager to make their voices heard in November."

The State Election Commission wants to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.

You must be registered by October 6th to vote in the November 6th General Election.

Voters who have moved from one county to another must be registered to vote in their new county by the deadline.


Current registered voters who may have moved within their county or changed their name can help ensure a smoother voting process by making sure their registration is up to date:

  • If you have a S.C. Driver's License or DMV ID card, you can update your address using the online voter registration application. If you haven't updated your DMV address, you must do that first:

1.    Update your address with DMV

2.    Update your voter registration address


Find the 2012 General Election Voter Checklist, voter information brochures, voter registration posters, and more on the home page at

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