October 7 is Voter Registration Deadline for November 7 Election

Posted on: Tue, 10/03/2006 - 15:47 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC—Anyone who is not already registered and wants to vote in the November 7, 2006 General Election must be registered by Saturday, October 7, 2006.

Voters can register in person at their county voter registration offices or download a voter registration form and mail it to their county voter registration offices.

If you are registering in person, you must do so by Saturday, October 7. Contact your county office for hours of operation. Many will open on Saturday. If you are registering by mail, the application must be postmarked no later than Saturday, October 7.

State Senate District 5 Primaries

Posted on: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 12:00 By: cwhitmire


September 19, 2006- Greenville County

Democratic Primary

Candidate Totals Percent
Frank L Eppes* 534 91.0%
Charles E Winfield 53 9.0%


Republican Primary

Candidate Totals Percent
Kathleen Jennings Gresham 680 16.6%
Tim Macko 228 5.6%
Mike Meilinger* 1,233 30.2%
Lewis R Vaughn* 1,949 47.7%

* Runoff 


Republican Primary Runoff


The Senate District 5 Special Election was held with the November 7, 2006 General Election.  For results, see 2006 General Election results.

2006 Statewide Constitutional Amendments

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2006 - 11:44 By: cwhitmire

November 7, 2006

Statewide Constitutional Amendment Questions & Explanations

1. Must Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding Section 15 so as to provide that in this State and its political subdivisions, a marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized; that this State and its political subdivisions shall not create, recognize, or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated; that this amendment shall not impair any right or benefit extended by the State or its political subdivisions other than a right or benefit arising from a domestic union that is not valid or recognized in this State; and that this amendment shall not prohibit or limit the ability of parties other than the State or its political subdivisions from entering into contracts or other legal instruments?

Yes []

No []

Explanation of above:

Deadlines Approach for Absentee Voting

Posted on: Sun, 08/06/2006 - 10:59 By: cwhitmire

5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3—Deadline to apply for mail-in absentee ballots.

5:00 p.m., Monday, November 6—Deadline to vote absentee in person at your county voter registration office.

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 7—Deadline for voter registration office to receive mail-in absentee ballots.

Persons who qualify to vote an absentee ballot in the November 7 General Election

  • Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them

  • Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them

  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day

  • Physically disabled persons

  • Persons on vacation

  • Persons age 65 or older

  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election

  • Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election

Voting in the June 27 Runoff

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 15:12 By: jdebney

State law prohibits voters from voting in more than one primary election held on the same day. Voters may not vote in both parties' runoffs. Furthermore, voters who voted in one party’s primary are not eligible to vote in the other party’s runoff. However, if you did not vote in either primary, you may vote in either party’s runoff. All South Carolina voters will fall into one of three categories:

  1. Those who voted in the Democratic Primary and are eligible to vote in only the Democratic Runoff.

  2. Those who voted in the Republican Primary and are eligible to vote in only the Republican Runoff.

  3. Those who did not vote in either primary and are eligible to vote in either the Democratic or Republican Runoffs, but not both.

If you registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2004, are voting for the first time since that registration, and did not submit a form of identification along with your application, you will be required to show ID at the polls in addition to your voter registration card.

SEC Certifies Results of Recounts

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 15:11 By: jdebney

The State Election Commission met at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2006, as the State Board of Canvassers to certify the results of recounts ordered on June 17, 2006, and conducted this morning at 9:00 o’clock by the appropriate county election commissions. Results of the recounts are as follows:

Republican Primary

House District 37--Spartanburg


Total Prior to Recount

Recount Results

Ralph Davenport *winner



Steve Parker



Democratic Primary

House District 49--York

SEC Certifies Results of Primaries; Calls for Recounts, Runoffs

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 15:09 By: jdebney

COLUMBIA, SC—The State Election Commission met at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006, as the State Board of Canvassers to certify the results of the June 13, 2006 Republican and Democratic Primaries. Official primary results can be found here.


Recounts have been ordered for Monday, June 19, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. for the following offices:





Counties Involved

House District 37

Ralph Davenport

Steve Parker



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