COLUMBUS - The last day to register to vote for the general election is Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Advance and early voting begins on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Early voting ends at noon on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Cherokee County Clerk's Office.

The last day to request an advance ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Voted advance ballots if returning in person: The ballot must be returned by 7 p.m. on election day to any polling place within the county or to the County Election Office. If returning by mail: The ballot must be postmarked by election day and received by the Friday after election to be eligible to be counted.