BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Are you registered to vote? If not, Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and the perfect opportunity to do so.
Berkeley and Beaufort Counties are among the Lowcountry counties joining officials with the South Carolina Election Commission to encourage more South Carolinians to register to vote in November's elections.
Berkeley County Election and Voter Registration Director Adam Hammons encourages residents to participate.
"[Voter Registration Day] is a great way to truly celebrate democracy in America by encouraging individuals to exercise one of our most basic rights – the right to vote," Hammons said in a statement. "Berkeley County and the State Election Commission encourages all South Carolinians to exercise that right in all elections, including the more than 150 elections being held throughout the state on Nov. 3. The first step to doing that is registering to vote."
Beaufort County election officials say two elections will be held in Beaufort County, for the towns of Port Royal and Bluffton.
To be eligible to vote on Nov. 3, voters must be registered by Oct. 3.
Voters have several ways to register to vote:
- Registering at county voter registration and elections offices
- Registering online at SCVotes.org
- Downloading a voter registration form from SCVotes.org, completing it and returning it to the county voter registration and elections office:
- By Mail: Must Be Postmarked by Oct. 3
- By Fax: Must Be Received by Oct. 3
- By Email Attachment: Must Be Received by Oct. 3
Voters who have moved within a county since the last election must update their registrations with the county voter registration and elections office. Anyone who has moved to another county must register in the new county by Oct. 3 to vote on Nov. 3.