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

2018 Primary FAQs

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:49 By: cwhitmire

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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 and the primary in which you’re voting (Democratic or Republican).  To see the candidates that will appear on your ballot, visit scVOTES.org and click “Get My Sample Ballot” in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage.

Q.  Where do I vote?
A.  At the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  However, it’s possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued.  To be sure of the location of your polling place:

Voters Cast Absentee Ballots for June Primaries

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:48 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (May 23, 2018) – Absentee voting for the Statewide Primaries is underway at county elections offices throughout the state.  As of today, nearly 15,000 absentee ballots have been issued statewide.  Voters who are age 65 and older, who will be on vacation, or who can’t go to the polls due to their job are all qualified to vote absentee.   If you meet one of these or any of the other qualifying reasons, you can vote early by absentee ballot.  The State Election Commission wants you to know how to vote absentee and the deadlines for doing so.

Two Ways to Vote Absentee:

In Person – Visit your county elections office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11.

By Mail – Voters should consider U.S. Postal Service transit times in choosing to vote absentee by mail.  First class mail may take 2-5 days to arrive at its destination.

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