State Senate District 42 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:01 By: cwhitmire

October 1, 2013 - Charleston & Dorchester Counties


Candidate Charleston Dorchester Total Percent
Billy Shuman, Republican 1,463 33 1,496 19.0%
Alex Thornton, Libertarian 97 1 98 1.2%
Marlon Kimpson, Democratic WINNER 6,189 79 6,268 79.7%
 Write-in  6  0  6  <0.1%







Democratic Primary Results

Democratic Primary Runoff Results

New Candidate Filing Rules

Posted on: Fri, 08/16/2013 - 13:56 By: cwhitmire

Recent changes in state law have resulted in two major changes to the way candidates file for office.

1. Candidates for partisan office now file with election commission.

All candidates for partisan federal, state, and county-level offices now file with either the State or county election commission. This change in state law has no effect on the location of filing for nonpartisan offices, such as most school boards and municipal offices.

Click here for a one-page instruction sheet for partisan candidate filing.

Click here to download the new Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge form.

 2. Candidates no longer need to provide a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) at the time of filing.

U.S. House of Representatives District 1 Special Election

Posted on: Fri, 03/15/2013 - 13:00 By: cwhitmire

Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester Counties

Special Election Results - May 7, 2013

Republican Primary Runoff Results - April 2, 2013

Republican Primary Recount Results - March 22, 2013 

Republican & Democratic Primary Results - March 19, 2013


Mark Sanford, Republican

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Democratic

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Working Families

Eugene Platt, Green

Press Releases:

May 6, 2013 - Photo ID - What U.S. House District 1 Voters Need to Know

2012 General Election Protests & Appeals

Posted on: Wed, 11/21/2012 - 17:36 By: cwhitmire

The following is a list of protests and appeals filed with the State Election Commission for the 2012 General Election.  Protests for countywide and less-than-countywide offices are filed with the appropriate county election commission.  Protests heard by county election commissions may be appealed to the State Election Commission.

The SEC will hear protests and appeals at 2221 Devine Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC, 29205, unless noted otherwise.


Filing deadline: Noon, Monday, November 19th (except offices affected by Richland County ballots)

Filing deadline for all offices affected by Richland County ballots: Noon, Monday, November 26

Copies of these protests are attached to this post.

SEC Certifies Remaining 2012 General Election Results

Posted on: Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:12 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 19, 2012) - The State Election Commission (SEC) today certified the results of the following offices in the 2012 General Election:

  • President and Vice President 
  • U.S. House of Representatives District 2
  • U.S. House of Representatives District 6
  • State Senate Districts 19, 20, 21, 22, 35
  • State House of Representatives Districts 41, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
  • Lexington/Richland School District 5
  • Statewide Constitutional Amendment Question

Certification of the results of these offices was delayed by order of the S.C. Supreme Court due to a delay in certification of results by the Richland County Election Commission.

Click here for certified results.

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