Teenagers urged to register to vote
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Seventeen-year-olds who turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election can register to vote in the June 10 primaries. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds can work at the polls and earn $120 for completing a training class and working on election day.
Individuals who reach the age of 18 on or before Nov. 4 (general election day), and who are otherwise qualified to register to vote, can register and be eligible to vote in the June 10 primaries.
State law allows for this practice since the primaries are the nominating process for the general election, making each, in effect, parts of the same election.
All eligible residents are encouraged to register and vote. The last day to register to vote in the June 10 primaries is May 10. Any voter registration application postmarked by May 10 will be processed for voting in the June 10 primaries. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 4.
Register to vote online at www.scvotes.org/south_carolina_voter_registration_information or download a voter registration application form from the Greenwood County website www.greenwoodsc.gov/countywebsite/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=366.
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