COLUMBIA, SC — Saturday is the deadline to register to vote in the June 10 primary election.
Registered voters also are encouraged to update their information.
“Having an accurate voter record helps ensure a voter’s eligibility to vote in an election,” said election commission executive director Marci Andino. “It also reduces the potential for delays in the sign-in process at polling places, and that can have a significant impact on wait time for all voters.”
Chelle Epps with the Richland County voter registration office said voter registration has been relatively moderate in recent weeks, but she expects the number to increase leading up to Saturday.
“People have been going to the DMV a little bit,” Epps said. “It’s been a little heavier there, but nothing out of the ordinary.”
Some voters in the northeast and northwest sections of the county, as well as in parts of Lower Richland, will be voting at new precincts in June, after the county created several new voting locations earlier this year.
Epps said residents who are unsure whether their precincts have changed and have not received a new voter registration card should call the voter registration office at (803) 576-2240.
Mary Brack with the Lexington County Voter registration office said registrations have been steady leading into Saturday’s deadline, adding the office has been averaging from five to 10 walk-ins a day.
“We’ve been coming along pretty well,” Brack said. “We’ve had a lot more walk-ins than we usually do.”
Brack said mail-in registrations have accounted for the largest number of registrations.
“And that’s always the case,” she added.
Lexington County residents with questions about voter registration should call (803) 785-8361.
Reach Rantin at (803) 771-8306.