How to register to vote in upcoming elections

Residents who want to vote in Nov. 3 municipal elections in Richland and Lexington counties have until the end of this week to register.

Elections for town leaders are scheduled in Batesburg-Leesville, Chapin, Irmo, Pelion, Pine Ridge, Summit, Swansea and West Columbia, all in Lexington County, and in Arcadia Lakes, in Richland County.

If you are not registered to vote, here is what you need to know:

Lexington County: Registration deadline is Friday. It can be done in person at county offices at 605 W. Main St. in Lexington or by mail postmarked that day. Contact county election officials at (803) 785-8361 for details.

Richland County: Registration deadline is Friday in person at 2020 Hampton St. in Columbia, or postmarked by Saturday by mail-in form. Contact voter registration at (803) 576-2240 for details.