Register to vote yet? Deadline for 2012 elections is fast approaching

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If you want to get in on all the hot voting action of the 2012 General Election season, then you better get to registering -if you already haven't.

The deadline to register to vote for the November 6th, 2012 General Election is October 6th. Folks who live in South Carolina can register to vote three ways; in person, by mail, or through the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

If you would like to register to vote, simply print out this form and mail it or or take it in person to your county's Board of Voter Registration (Horry County is here). Or you can go to the closest DMV (see map below) and fill out your registration there, according to, you'll need to, "complete the Voter Registration Application and show proper ID. Your voter registration card will be mailed to you.

Not sure if you can vote or not in South Carolina, here's the rules:

  • A citizen of the United States of America 
  • Will be 18 years of age on or before Election day 
  • A resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct 
  • Not under a court declaring me mentally incompetent 
  • Not confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime 
  • Have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, I have served my entire sentence, including probation or parole, or I have received a pardon for the conviction 
  • And that the address you list is your only legal place of residence, and claim no other place as legal residence.