Voters in South Carolina will have more time to register to vote before the upcoming General Election.
Judge Robert Hood on Tuesday ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended to October 17.
Officials with the South Carolina Election Commission said the extension was necessary to protect the voting rights of South Carolina residents due to widespread and lasting impacts from Hurricane Florence.
Many in the Palmetto State have been displaced because of the storm and are struggling with recovery, and many county voter registration officers were closed for extended periods of time.
On Tuesday, November 6th, voters across the state will head to the polls to vote in both local and state-wide elections including the race for governor.
If you have not yet registered to vote, you should visit scvcotes.org before midnight on Wednesday, October 17. You will need your valid South Carolina driver’s license or ID.
Citizens can also register in person at their county voter registration office.
To learn more, please click here.