2014 General Election Day FAQs

Posted on: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:42 By: cwhitmire

Q.   What do I need to take with me to the polls to vote?

A.  At your polling place, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs:

  • SC Driver's license
  • ID card issued by the SC Department of Motor Vehicles
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

Q.  What if I don't have one of these Photo IDs?

A.  If you do not have one of these photo IDs, you can make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting one before Election Day.  If you are already registered to vote, you can go to your county voter registration and elections office, provide your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and have your photo taken.  You can do this even on Election Day.  Free DMV ID Cards are also available from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Absentee Voting Underway for General Election

Posted on: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:29 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (October 9, 2014) - The State Election Commission wants voters to be aware of the procedures and deadlines for voting absentee in the 2014 General Election. 

Qualified voters (reasons listed below) may vote absentee either in person or by mail:

IN PERSON - Visit your county voter registration office , complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3.


Step 1: Get an absentee application in one of two ways:

1.       Get the application online at scVOTES.org.   Follow this link to get your application online.  You must be able to print your application.

October 4 Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:25 By: cwhitmire

Register Online at scVOTES.org

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 30, 2014) - To help ensure voters are prepared for the November 4 General Election, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their information.


  • If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration.
  • If you have moved from one county to another, you must register in your new county by October 4 to be eligible to vote.
  • If you've moved within your county or changed your name recently, it will help ensure a smoother voting process for you - and your neighbors - by updating your information prior to October 4.


National Voter Registration Day is September 23

Posted on: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:53 By: cwhitmire

Register Online at scVOTES.org

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 18, 2014) - The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with Americans across the nation, will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  This is a nationwide effort to register voters before the upcoming election in November.  This year's theme is Celebrating Democracy in America, encouraging individuals to exercise one of our most basic rights in America:  the right to vote!

The State Election Commission encourages all South Carolinians to exercise that right on November 4, and the first step to doing that is registering to vote.


In South Carolina, voter registration has never been easier:

State Senate District 32 Democratic Primary Runoff

Posted on: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:52 By: cwhitmire

September 16, 2014 - Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties


Results available here after 7:00 p.m. tonight.

 Candidate  Berkeley  Florence  Georgetown  Horry  Williamsburg  TOTAL  PERCENT
 Sam L Floyd 196 513 2,110 32 3,923 6,774 41.2%
 Ronnie A Sabb WINNER 846 624  3,237 177 4,764 9,648  58.8%


Democratic Primary Results 

2014 Constitutional Amendment Questions

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:39 By: cwhitmire

The following Constitutional Amendment Questions will appear on ballots in the November 4, 2014, General Election:

Amendment 1

Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a raffle is not a lottery prohibited by this section, if the raffle is conducted by a nonprofit organization for charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, and the general law defines the type of organization authorized to operate and conduct the raffles, provides standards for the operation and conduct of the raffles, provides for the use of proceeds for charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, provides penalties for violations, and provides for other laws necessary to ensure the proper functioning, honesty, and integrity of the raffles, but in the absence of any general law, then the raffle remains a prohibited lottery?


A 'Yes' vote will allow certain nonprofit organizations to conduct raffles and use the proceeds for charitable, religious, or educational purposes.

State Senate District 32 Special Election

Posted on: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:24 By: cwhitmire

November 4, 2014 - Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties

Democratic Primary Results 

Democratic Primary Runoff Results

This vacancy was filled in the 2014 General Election.  See the 2014 General Election results for results of this special election.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Noon, Friday, July 4 - Filing Period Opens

Noon, Monday, July 14 - Filing Period Closes.

August 2 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

September 2 - Primary

September 16 - Primary Runoff

October 4 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

November 4 - Special Election (will appear on General Election ballot)

Candidate Filing Information

County voter registration and elections offices will not be open on July 4. Candidates can begin filing when offices open on Monday morning.

2014 Primary Runoff FAQs

Posted on: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:46 By: cwhitmire

Q.  If I voted in one party's primary on June 10, can I vote in the other party's runoff on June 24?

A.   No.  If you voted in one party's primary, you can vote only in the runoff of the same party.  In  other words, if you voted in the Democratic Primary, you are limited to the Democratic Runoff; if you voted in the Republican Primary, you are limited to the Republican Runoff.

Q.  I didn't vote on June 10.  Can I vote in the runoff?

A.  Yes.  If you were eligible but did not vote on June 10, you can vote in either party's runoff.

Q.  What candidates and/or offices are in the Primary Runoffs?

A.   The candidates and offices on a particular ballot will differ depending on the primary in which you're voting (Republican or Democratic), and the county and districts in which you reside.  To find out what candidates will appear on your ballot, visit scVOTES.org, and click "Get My Sample Ballot" in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage.

2014 Primary Runoff Candidate List

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:58 By: cwhitmire

Republican Lieutenant Governor

  • Mike Campbell
  • Henry McMaster

Democratic State Superintendent of Education

  • Sheila C Gallagher
  • Tom Thompson

Republican State Superintendent of Education

  • Sally Atwater
  • Molly Mitchell Spearman

Democratic State House of Representatives District 54 (Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro)

  • Patricia M Pat Henegan
  • Greg Ohanesian





Democratic Probate Judge

  • D Keith Smith
  • Valaree Chess Smith


Republican Auditor

  • Janet L Ginn
  • Gwen Kinard


Republican County Supervisor 

  • Dan Davis
  • William W Bill Peagler

Republican County Council District 6

  • James Law
  • Jack H Schurlknight


Democratic Sheriff

  • Jay Brooks
  • James JD Dixon


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