October 2nd Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

To help ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming General Election, the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.

Those who wish to vote in the General Election on November 2nd must be registered by October 2nd. Voters who have moved from one county to another must be registered to vote in their new county by the deadline.

Those who are 17-years old now but will be 18-years old on or before November 2, 2010 can register to vote now. As long as they register to vote by Saturday, October 2nd they will be eligible to vote in the November 2nd General Election.

TO REGISTER IN PICKENS COUNTY:

  • Visit the office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm. The office will be also be open from 8:00am to Noon on Saturday, October 2 to accommodate citizens who want to register to vote or update their address.
  • Download a voter registration form from pickenselections.org, complete the form, and either:
    • Mail the form to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671. (must be postmarked by October 2nd),
    • Fax the form to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 864-898-5637 (must be received by October 2nd), or
    • Scan the form and email the image as a file attachment to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at the following email address: staceyf@co.pickens.sc.us (must be received by October 2nd).

TO UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION IN PICKENS COUNTY:

Current registered voters who may have moved within Pickens County or changed their name can help ensure a smoother voting process for themselves – and their neighbors – by making sure their registration is up to date. Having accurate registration information helps ensure a voter’s eligibility to vote in an election. It also reduces the potential for delays in the sign-in process at polling places – and that can have a significant impact on wait time for all voters. To update your voter registration:

  • Download the Voter Registration form from pickenselections.org and return it to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671.
  • Update the information on the back of your voter registration card and return it to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671. (Not applicable to voters who have moved from one county to another. These voters must submit a voter registration application to their new county.)
  • Visit the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission office at 222 McDaniel Ave B-9 Pickens, SC 29671.

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION:

  • Check your voter registration online at pickenselections.org.
  • Call or visit Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission office (864-898-5948 and 864-898-5949).

Find the 2010 General Election Voter Checklist, voter information brochures, voter registration posters, and request and absentee application and more on the home page at pickenselections.org.