May 10 Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on: Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:04 By: cwhitmire

Register Online at

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2014) - To help ensure voters are prepared for the June 10 Primaries, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.


May is Voter Education Month

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:57 By: cwhitmire

SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for June 10 Primaries

Online voter registration and personal sample ballots now available to voters

COLUMBIA, SC (April 30, 2014) - State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of May to encourage voters to prepare for June Primaries and draw attention to innovations designed to increase registration and help educate voters on candidates.

2014 Candidate Filing Period Opens

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:18 By: cwhitmire

Candidate Tracking System available at

COLUMBIA, SC (March 17, 2014) - The 2014 candidate filing process is proceeding smoothly today with partisan candidates filing for various offices at election commissions throughout the state.  Today marks the first full day of the filing period.  Nearly 300 candidates had filed by 4 p.m.

New Photo ID Requirements - What Voters in November 5th Elections Need to Know

Posted on: Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:10 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (October 29, 2013) - Voters need to be aware of new rules for showing Photo ID at the polls in the various local elections being held throughout the state on November 5, 2013.  Under the new rules that took effect on January 1, 2013, all voters will be asked to provide one of the following types of Photo ID at their polling place:

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.

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