Hurricane Matthew might shut down schools and government offices, but it won’t shut down the democratic process of voting.
On Thursday, the South Carolina Election Commission extended the deadline for voter registration in the state. The original deadline would have been Saturday, October 8. However, the Election Commission extended the deadline to October 9 because of the hurricane and evacuations.
Those interested in registering by mail will have until October 11 to get their forms into the state election commission.
The extended deadline applies to anyone who is not currently registered to vote but would like to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 presidential election. It also covers individuals who have moved from one county to another and have not registered in their new county.
Anyone who has moved to South Carolina from another state must also register to vote in South Carolina.
To register online or find your polling place visit SCvotes.org