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Below are some important dates and information for South Carolina voter registration and Election Day 2016!
For individuals registered in a state other than South Carolina, please visit www.usa.gov/voter-registration-deadlines for a state-by-state list of registration deadlines. Please note that most states require individuals to be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election day.
I need to register for the first time. Where do I go? For South Carolina residents: visit
www.scvotes.org, select voters and register to vote. Follow the instructions on the website to complete your voter registration.
For out-of-state residents: visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote for more information on how to register to vote in your state.
I live on campus and am not from Spartanburg, can I register to vote using my on campus address?Yes! When filling out the voter registration application, use the following address: 470 Hodge Drive, PMB # (enter actual number) Spartanburg,
SC 29303.I have moved since the last time I registered. How do I change my registration?For South Carolina residents: visit
www.scvotes.org, select voters and update your voter registration. Follow the instructions on the website to update your voter registration.
Make sure you have updated your information with the SC DMV prior to updating your voter registration information.
For out-of-state residents: visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote for more information on how to update your voter registration in your state.I need a paper copy of the voter registration form. Where can I find one?Paper copies of the SC and National voter registration forms can be obtained from the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement, CLC 202.
How do I check my voter registration status and find my polling location? For South Carolina Residents: visit
www.scvotes.org, select voter and check your voter registration.
For out-of-state residents, visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote#item-212825 to find a list of state or local elections offices to verify your registration status.Who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot?For South Carolina Residents: visit
www.scvotes.org, select voters and absentee voting for a list of who is eligible and instructions for requesting and submitting absentee ballots.
For Out-of-State Residents, visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote#item-37337 for information regarding absentee voting in your state.How do I request an absentee ballot?For voters registered in South Carolina:In person (deadline: November 7, 2016 at 5 p.m.)
Visit the county voter registration office in your county of residence, complete an application, and cast your ballot.
By mail (deadline: November 4, 2016)
www.scvotes.org, select voters and absentee voting. Click on the “Get the application online” link.
For individuals registered in a state other than South Carolina:Visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote#item-37337 for more information about requesting absentee ballots for your state.
The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) supports student groups who wish to host voter registration drives. Groups wishing to host a voter registration drive can contact a staff member in the OSLCE to register the drive by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 864-503-5433 or stopping by the office in Campus Life Center 202.
Voter Registration Drive PolicyCreated 02/22/2015 yesUpdated 04/21/2016
University of South Carolina Upstate is one of about 800 colleges and universities that participated in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) study for the 2012 and 2014 elections. The study is conducted by a research team affiliated with the Jonathan M. Tisch
College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.
NSLVE report provides our institution’s student voting rates for the 2012 and 2014 national elections. The data is broken down by characteristics such as age and field of study.
FAQ sheet to accompany the voting report can be found at:
Center for International Studies
Center for Research and Scholarship Support
Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
Metropolitan Studies Institute
Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science Campus Life Center 202864-503-5670
Associate Director of Metropolitan EngagementAdmin 326F864-503-7366
Heather RossiVolunteer Program CoordinatorCampus Life Center, 202864-503-5106
Charlie LaferAmeriCorps VISTA Campus Life Center, 202864-503-7200
Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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