Charleston Co. public libraries hosting voter registration drives Friday, Saturday

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County public libraries want to help register people to vote. Along with the Charleston County Board of Elections are working together to host registration drives.

Residents of the county who attend can register to vote, sign up for photo ID cards, update address and name changes, request duplicate cards, and request absentee ballots.

Those who live in the county can go to the James Island County Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Through this partnership, instead of coming down to our headquarters, residents also have the option of visiting their closest library branch, which we hope removes another barrier in getting our citizens to practice their civic duty," Board of Elections Director Joe Debney said in a statement. "We are always working to find ways to make this process more accessible for our future voters."

Voter registration applications for new registrations must be received by the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office or postmarked no later than 30 days before the election. Anyone who is 17 years old who will be 18 years old by the date of the next general election may register prior to their 18th birthday. They may also vote in primary elections before their 18th birthday.

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