Wednesday is the final chance for new South Carolina residents or first-time voters to register for South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary.
The deadline to register to vote before the Feb. 20 Republican primary is Wednesday. New voters who want to register before the Democratic presidential primary a week later must do so before Jan. 27.
South Carolina State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire told South Carolina Radio Network that it is fairly easier to register to vote in the state. “You can register online at scvotes.org. You can also use that system to update your address,” he said. “We’re one of just a few states who have true online voter registration.”
South Carolina does not require its voters to register by party to cast ballots in either the GOP or Democratic primary, but they can only vote in one of the two.
Whitmire reminded voters to bring an ID when they vote. “In South Carolina, you need to bring one of five photo IDs. That’s a driver’s license, a DMV ID card, a photo voter registration card, a federal military ID or a U.S. Passport,” Whitmire said. County voter registrations can provide the photo IDs for voters who do not have government-issued driver’s licenses or other photo identification.