May 4, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE “REGISTER 46” A NEW VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE AHEAD OF 2022 ELECTION CYCLE
Columbia, S.C— South Carolina Democrats are mobilizing an ambitious new voter registration initiative focused on key areas of the Palmetto State, where polling and data show unregistered voters who lean Democratic could make a tremendous difference in the 2022 elections and beyond.
In a targeted effort to “Register 46” — Democrats are focused on communicating and registering new voters in all 46 South Carolina counties. Demographic shifts across the State, including voters from traditionally Blue states who are increasingly relocating to the Palmetto State as well as, first time and newly eligible voters joining the rolls.
The Register 46 project is led by SCDP Senior Advisor for Organizing and Advocacy Christale Spain and former Harrison coordinated campaign staffer, Marcurius Byrd who has joined the SCDP as its Organizing Director. Spain and Byrd have built a team of organizers who will launch voter registration efforts first in Greenville, York, and Sumter counties. The organizing team will work closely with county party leaders and other progressive and community based groups to register the almost 300,000 potential Democratic voters currently unregistered.
Register 46 is the first major non-election year organizing effort the state party has undertaken in years. “There is nothing more important than registering voters and we are pleased to launch this effort in coordination with our county party organizations and allies across the state. Register 46 is designed as a years-long effort to register more voters and turn South Carolina blue.” said Jay Parmley, SCDP Executive Director.
“We have a bold case to make to those who’ve not previously participated in the electoral process, whether it’s electing candidates who will finally expand Medicaid in this State or support the bold policies of the Biden Harris Administration to expand our roads, bridges and broadband infrastructure.” said Trav Robertson, SCDP Chair.