Register to Vote!
“Voting is the right upon which all other rights depend” - Thomas Paine
Can you believe we’re about to elect the 45th president of the United States? It’s amazing that we have a government that allows us to pick who we want to represent us. It’s not that way in all countries; people in places all over the world have actually given their lives in the struggle to win the freedom to vote. It is one of the many privileges of living in America. And we don’t just get to elect the president—we have a voice in who gets to represent us in all factions of government—from the President of the United States to County Treasurer. The importance of voting is the one thing that everyone can agree on—from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Taylor Swift and 50 Cent.
How to Register to Vote in South Carolina
Registering to vote in the state of South Carolina couldn’t be easier. It can be done completely online, or you can do it in person. All you need is a SC Driver’s License or DMV-issued state ID card and a reliable Internet connection.
If you’d like to register online simply follow this link to the South Carolina Election Commission’s website. It takes less than five minutes and helps guarantee that you will be able to participate in the 2016 election which will be held on Tuesday November 8, 2016.
If you don’t want to register online, then there are two additional ways to register to vote in South Carolina. The first is to register in person at your county board of voter registration. The second is to download a voter registration form, complete it and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email.
Do it quickly! Voting registration closes on October 8. It takes less than five minutes and is one of your fundamental rights as an American citizen.
Every election is an important opportunity to exercise your right to vote as an American citizen. And this election is just as important as the ones in 2008 and 2012. And it’s just as important in 2016 as it will be in 2036 and beyond. Please make sure that you register to vote and then go out and vote on Election Day 2016.
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