This week, Easley Citizen has one objective: To get Easley residents registered to vote!
The deadline for voter registration is this Friday, October 7, 2022, for people to be able to vote in the next general election on Tuesday, November 8th.
Easley citizens who are eligible to vote have just the next 5 days to register, confirm, or update their voter registration.
In the coming weeks, we will do a series of articles that will walk you through the voting process, but this is the first vital step.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS:
🔗 Register to vote
🔗 Update and confirm registration
🔗 Update driver’s license information
Are you eligible to vote?
You can vote in South Carolina if you meet the following criteria:
- You are a United States citizen.
- You are 18 years old on or before November 8th, 2022.
- You are a resident of the precinct and county in South Carolina at least 30 days prior to the election (since October 7th, 2022).
- You are not under a court order that declares you mentally incompetent.
- You aren’t in prison as a result of a criminal conviction.
- You haven’t been convicted of a felony or an offense against election laws (you can get more information on your voter eligibility by clicking on this link).
What documents do you need to register?
You need a S.C. Driver’s License or a DMV ID to register online. If you don’t have a license or ID, check out other documents that can be used to provide proof of residence here.
You can also register at Easley’s public library:
Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library
304 Biltmore Road
Ealsey, SC 29640
How can our city help encourage voter registration?
- Businesses can offer a discount or “gift” for people who show their voter registration card or register to vote online while at their store.
- High schools can walk eligible seniors (anyone that will be turning 18 on or before November 8th) through the online registration process this week in the library or gym.
- School children can receive extra credit if they help their eligible siblings or adult caregivers registered to vote online.
- Neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and HOAs can hold coffee socials or community events with volunteers that help their neighbors register online.
- Sending this article to at least 5 people, and following up before Friday to make sure they’re all registered to vote. Better yet, do it with them!
This is the only time I will encourage the old-school chain letter approach. Because we’re in a time crunch, and democracy is important!
Please let us know if you have any questions, or if we can help you register to vote. Contact us here.