2018 Primary FAQs

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:49 By: cwhitmire

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Q.  What candidates and/or offices are on the ballot today?
A.  The candidates and offices on a particular ballot will differ depending on the county and districts in which you reside and the primary in which you’re voting (Democratic or Republican).  To see the candidates that will appear on your ballot, visit scVOTES.org and click “Get My Sample Ballot” in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage.

Q.  Where do I vote?
A.  At the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  However, it’s possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued.  To be sure of the location of your polling place:

Voters Cast Absentee Ballots for June Primaries

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:48 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (May 23, 2018) – Absentee voting for the Statewide Primaries is underway at county elections offices throughout the state.  As of today, nearly 15,000 absentee ballots have been issued statewide.  Voters who are age 65 and older, who will be on vacation, or who can’t go to the polls due to their job are all qualified to vote absentee.   If you meet one of these or any of the other qualifying reasons, you can vote early by absentee ballot.  The State Election Commission wants you to know how to vote absentee and the deadlines for doing so.

Two Ways to Vote Absentee:

In Person – Visit your county elections office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11.

By Mail – Voters should consider U.S. Postal Service transit times in choosing to vote absentee by mail.  First class mail may take 2-5 days to arrive at its destination.

Voters Must Register by May 13 to Vote in Statewide Primaries

Posted on: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:46 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 9, 2018) – To help ensure voters are prepared for the June 12 Statewide Primaries and June 26 Primary Runoffs, the State Election Commission wants to remind South Carolinians of the fast-approaching voter registration deadline.

TO VOTE IN THE 2018 STATEWIDE PRIMARIES AND RUNOFFS, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY SUNDAY, MAY 13.

Anyone not currently registered to vote in their county of residence must register by the deadline, including those in the following categories:

  • Anyone not registered who will be 18-years-old on or before November 6, 2018
  • Any voter who has moved to a new county and has not registered there
  • Anyone who has moved from another state and has not yet registered in South Carolina

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote or whether your registration is current, visit scvotes.org and click “Check My Registration.”

Voters have various options to register before the deadline:

State House of Representatives District 69 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:17 By: cwhitmire

May 1, 2018 - Lexington County

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Total Percent
Chris Wooten, Republican WINNER 506 88.0%
Write-ins 69 12.0%

Republican Primary

Republican Primary Runoff

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, December 29 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, January 6 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

January 28 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

February 27 - Primary

March 13 - Primary Runoff

May is Voter Education Month

Posted on: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:10 By: abarton

Governor Henry McMaster Declares May 2018 as Voter Education Month in South Carolina
SEC Urges Voters to be Ready to Vote in the June Primaries

COLUMBIA, SC (April 30, 2018) - State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of May to encourage voters to prepare for the Statewide Primaries on June 12 and the Primary Runoffs on June 26.

"During the month of May, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," said Marci Andino, Executive Director of the S.C. State Election Commission.  "There are more than 3.2 million registered voters in South Carolina, however, there are an additional estimated 500,000 citizens who are eligible but not registered.”

State House of Representatives District 99 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:17 By: abarton

January 16, 2018 - Berkeley and Charleston Counties

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Berkeley Charleston Total Percent
Cindy Boatwright, Democratic 900 687 1,587 43.3%
Nancy Mace, Republican WINNER 1,434 637 2,071 56.5%
Write-in 7 1 8 0.2%

Republican Primary Results

Republican Primary Runoff Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, September 15 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, September 23 - Filing Closes

State House of Representatives District 28 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:00 By: abarton

January 16, 2018 - Greenville County

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Total Percent
Ashley Trantham, Republican WINNER 335 97.4%
Write-in 9 2.6%

Republican Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, September 15 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, September 23 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

October 15 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

November 14 - Primary

November 28 - Primary Runoff

December 17 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

January 16 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

State House of Representatives District 56 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2018 - 05:01 By: abarton

January 2, 2018 - Horry County

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Total Percent
Tim McGinnis, Republican WINNER 299 97.7%
Write-in 7 2.3%

Republican Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, August 25 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, September 2 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

September 24 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

October 24 - Primary

November 7 - Primary Runoff

December 3 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

January 2 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

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