Early registration underway for new voters

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC - Early registration is under way for all 17-year-old South Carolinians who will turn 18 on or before Nov. 2, 2010.

Any 17-year-old who registers by May 8 will be eligible to vote in the June 8 State Primaries, even if they have not yet reached 18 years of age.

  • Voters must be registered by May 8, 2010 to vote in the June 8 State Primaries
  • Voters must be registered by Oct. 2, 2010 to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election

Early registration allows those 17-year-old voters who are eligible to vote in the General Election to also participate in the political parties' nominating processes for the General Election.

According to South Carolina law, those individuals who are not yet 18 but will turn 18 before the next ensuing General Election and who otherwise qualify to vote have the right to register beginning 120 days prior to the closing of the books of a preceding primary.

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