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.

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.


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