The ACLU of South Carolina and Attorney General Alan Wilson are pushing for an extension on the deadline for South Carolinians to register to vote. The requests for extending the deadline come after several counties were impacted by the threat and damages from Hurricane Florence in September. “In these extraordinary circumstances, we strongly recommend that measures be taken to ensure that all voting-eligible South Carolinians who need additional time to register to vote as a result of the impact of Hurricane Florence be given that time so that they are not disenfranchised by this natural disaster,” the ACLU said in a letter sent to the Election Commission.
The ACLU of South Carolina sent that letter to the Election Commission on Sept. 24.
Three days later, Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a lawsuit against the executive director of the Election Commission.
The lawsuit requests the deadline be extended until Oct. 17.