2018 Election Information

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:32 By: cwhitmire

Securing South Carolina Elections - Read about what is being done to secure SC election infrastructure

Register to Vote - Register by October 7 to vote in the November 6 General Election, update your address anytime

2018 Constitutional Amendment Question and Explanation

Get Your Sample Ballot - Find out what offices and candidates will be on your ballot

What Voters Need to Know About Photo ID - Get details on SC's Photo ID Law

2018 Election Calendar - Important dates and deadlines

Securing South Carolina Elections

Posted on: Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:06 By: cwhitmire

Our Top Priority

The mission of the S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections, and have the assurance that their votes will count.  Fundamental to this mission is ensuring the security and integrity of elections in South Carolina.  Elections face numerous threats from a wide variety of actors including nation states, individuals and organizations – all with various motives.  We recognize these threats, and we want voters to know we have made it our top priority to take all reasonable measures to improve and protect the security and resilience of our state’s election infrastructure.

Our Security Team

To address these threats against critical infrastructure, the SEC has developed an unprecedented security partnership of state, federal and private cybersecurity professionals as well as state and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

2018 Constitutional Amendment Question

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:37 By: krhodes

The following Constitutional Amendment Question will appear on ballots in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

Amendment 1

Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State, relating to state constitutional officers, be amended so as to provide that beginning in January 2023, or upon a vacancy in the office of Superintendent of Education after the date of the ratification of the provisions of this paragraph, whichever occurs first, the Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate; to provide that the appointed Superintendent of Education shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor; and to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the duties, compensation, and qualifications for the office?

Explanation

SEC Holds Election Security and Technology Workshop

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:33 By: cwhitmire

Topics include election infrastructure security, voting system implementation and auditing methods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 8, 2018) – The S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) concluded its 2018 Election Security and Technology Workshop today in Columbia, S.C.  Approximately 150 election officials and county information technology staff from all 46 counties in the state attended the two-day workshop.  Attendees received valuable cybersecurity information and training, viewed the latest in voting system technologies and learned how other states are using paper ballot audits to confirm election results.

State House of Representatives District 58 Special Democratic Party Filing & Primary

Posted on: Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:38 By: cwhitmire

August 14, 2018 - Horry County

This special filing period and special primary are being held pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-55 after the death of the Democratic Party nominee for State House of Representatives District 58.  Because this candidate had opposition in the General Election, this special filing period is open to only Democratic Party candidates.  The nominee resulting from this special filing and primary will be a candidate on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

Candidates

No candidates filed during this Special filing period.

Important Dates & Deadlines

July 15 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

Noon, July 24 - Filing Opens

Noon, July 31 - Filing Closes

August 14 - Primary (if necessary)

August 28 - Primary Runoff (if necessary)

November 6 - General Election

Candidate Filing Information

Know the Rules for Voting in the June 26 Primary Runoffs

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:17 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (June 20, 2018) – The State Election Commission wants to make sure voters understand the rules for voting in the Primary Runoffs on Tuesday, June 26.  Voters who voted in the June 12 Primaries are limited to voting in the same party’s runoff.  Voters who did not vote on June 12 can choose to vote in either party’s runoff.

2018 Primary Runoff Offices and Candidates

Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:11 By: cwhitmire

 

Democratic Primary

U.S. House of Representatives District 2
Sean Carrigan
Annabelle Robertson

U.S. House of Representatives District 4
Brandon P Brown
Doris Lee Turner

U.S. House of Representatives District 7
Mal Hyman
Robert Williams

State House of Representatives District 77
Kambrell Garvin
Joe McEachern

Chester County Council District 2
Chris Melvin
Mike Vaughn

Dillon County Council District 7
Stevie Grice
Corey Jackson

Marion County Council District 3
James P Gause
Tom Shaw

Marlboro County Council District 7
Steve Blackmon
R Chris Brown

Republican Primary

Governor
Henry McMaster
John Warren

Attorney General
Todd Atwater
Alan Wilson

U.S. House of Representatives District 4
Lee Bright
William Timmons

State House of Representatives District 5
Neal Collins
Allan Quinn

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