COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 16, 2012) - The State Election Commission (SEC) has received certified results from the Richland County Election Commission and will certify the results for the following offices at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, following an audit conducted by SEC staff:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 14, 2012) - The State Election Commission (SEC) today certified partial results of the 2012 General Election. No results were certified for any offices appearing on Richland County ballots.
Under Order of the S.C. Supreme Court, Richland County election results will be certified by the Richland County Election Commission prior to noon, Friday, November 16; and subsequently, by the SEC. The SEC certification is set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 6, 2012) - South Carolina voters turned out today in large numbers across the state. Initial reports from precincts indicate voter turnout is likely to be on-par with the record-breaking 2008 General Election.
Q. What candidates and/or offices are on the ballot today?
A. The candidates and offices on a particular ballot will differ depending on the county and districts in which you reside. To find out what candidates will appear on ballots in your county visit www.scVOTES.org and click "General Election Candidates by County," or call your county election commission. If you don't know your districts, use the "Check Your Voter Registration" feature to find your districts first.
Q. Where do I vote?
COLUMBIA, SC (October 31, 2012) - Voters should be aware of upcoming deadlines and the procedures for voting by absentee ballot in the November 6, 2012, General Election.
Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:
1. Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
The following are some common myths that are circulated prior to general elections:
Myth: The new photo ID law is in effect, and if you don't have one, you can't vote.
New Rules Not in Effect for 2012 General Election
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today gave its approval to a new law requiring South Carolina voters to present a government-issued identification card with a photo in order to vote. Under the Court's order, the law will go into effect for elections held on or after January 1, 2013.
The new Photo ID provisions will not be in effect for the November 6, 2012, General Election.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - In less than 24 hours, more than 3,000 voters took advantage of South Carolina's new online voter registration system. The system was made available to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, 3,102 applications had been submitted.
October 2, 2012 - Charleston County
|Paul Thurmond WINNER||1,609||174||1,783||71.0%|