CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina Election officials have decided to extend online voter registration deadlines by one day as Hurricane Matthew approaches the coast. The deadline was Saturday, but is now Sunday.
Officials say Columbus Day is also another reason for the extension since post offices will be out of service that day.
In South Carolina, voter applications are accepted up to 30 days before an election. Officials hope the extension will help many focus on safety during Hurricane Matthew.
This also helps those that are not able to register in person in government offices. The deadline for an in-person application at county voter registration centers remains the same — Saturday, October 8.
Applications can be submitted online or by email. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
If you still need to register, click the link for the online voter registration form: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx.
If you still want to mail in an application, you can download one here: https://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx.