We are just a little over a month from Election Day and time is winding down to register to vote. Many voters may not be aware that when you send in that voter registration card could be the deciding factor, when it comes to whether a vote is counted. Federal law requires all mailed-in voter registration forms to be in 30 days before Election Day and that falls on a Sunday this year. That following Monday is Columbus Day, so many states have extended the voter registration deadline, but that’s not the case in South Carolina. South Carolina has made it simple for people to register to vote. More than 100,000 Aiken County residents have signed-up in person, online, or by mail.
As the October 8th voter registration deadline quickly approaches there are some discrepancies voters need to be aware of.
“They can mail the information as long as its postmark by October 8th. Then they’re fine,” said Cynthia Holland, Aiken County Executive Director of Voter Registration and Elections Commission. “If there’s no post mark on it and we receive it in the mail, as long as we get it by October 13th. They are still good.”
The Elections Director says since the deadline falls on a long weekend, her department won’t be taking Columbus Day off this year.