After an extended registration deadline, the South Carolina Election Commission released voter registrations numbers on Wednesday. The numbers show a 43 percent jump in Hispanic voter registration, Asian registration is up 34 percent. White registration is up 10 percent, and the number of African-American voters went up 5 percent.
According to the Election Commission there were a total of 3,134,652 new voters who registered for the 2016 election. This is a 9 percent jump from the 2,875,221 voters in 2012.
The heated presidential race may be encouraging previously unregistered voters to sign up, after primaries earlier this year saw historic turnout levels and the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew a record audience.