Q. What is a Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?
A. A PPP, commonly referred to simply as a "Presidential Primary," is a publicly held election in which voters vote for their choice to be a particular party's nominee for President. State political parties use the results of the PPP to assign state delegates to the national party convention. At the national convention, delegates from all participating states choose the party's nominee. The party's nominee goes on the General Election ballot in November. For more on party nomination of Presidential candidates, contact the appropriate political party.
Q. Do I have to be a registered member of a party to participate in a Presidential Primary?
A. No, S.C. does not have registration by party. The Presidential Primaries are open to all registered S.C. voters.
Q. Why are the Presidential Primaries on two separate dates? Why are they being held on Saturdays?