Voters Must Register by Saturday to Vote in the General Election

Posted on: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 15:52 By: cwhitmire

Hurricane Forces Closure of Midlands, Coastal County Election Offices

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 4, 2016) - To help ensure voters are prepared for the November 8 General Election, the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadline.  Also, citizens along South Carolina's coast need to make sure they are registered now in advance of the approaching storm and impending deadline.

TO VOTE IN THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY OCTOBER 8.

While Hurricane Matthew has forced 26 county offices to close (complete list below), voters still have various options to register before the deadline:

SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8 General Election

Posted on: Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:22 By: cwhitmire

Governor Nikki Haley declares September 2016 as Voter Education Month

COLUMBIA, SC (September 21, 2016) - State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of September to encourage voters to prepare for the November 8 General Election.

"During the month of September, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," said Marci Andino, Executive Director, S.C. State Election Commission.

State Senate District 20 Special Filing & Primary

Posted on: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:49 By: cwhitmire

August 30, 2016 - Lexington & Richland Counties

This special filing period and special primary are being held pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-55 after the withdrawal of the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 20.  This special filing period is limited by law to only candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination since the withdrawn candidate was not unopposed.  The nominee resulting from this process will be a candidate on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

Important Dates & Deadlines

June 18 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary (if necessary)

Noon, August 9 - Filing Opens

Noon, August 16 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and documents

August 30 - Primary (if necessary)

September 13 - Primary Runoff (if necessary)

November 8 - General Election

Candidate Filing Information

State House of Representatives District 100 Special Republican Primary

Posted on: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:45 By: cwhitmire

July 19, 2016 - Berkeley County

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Berkeley PERCENT
Sylleste Davis WINNER 1,008 73.1%
Robbie Metts 371 26.9%

 

This special primary was held pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-55 after the withdrawal of the unopposed Republican nominee for State House of Representatives District 100.  The special filing period was open to candidates of all certified political parties.  Nominees resulting from this special filing and primary will be candidates on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

Click here for more information on this special filing period.

State House of Representatives District 100 Special Filing & Primary

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:42 By: cwhitmire

July 19, 2016 - Berkeley County

This special filing period and special primary are being held pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-55 after the withdrawal of the unopposed Republican nominee for State House of Representatives District 100.  This special filing period is open to candidates of all certified political parties.  Nominees resulting from this special filing and primary will be candidates on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

Candidates

Tonia Aiken-Taylor, Democratic

Sylleste Davis, Republican

Republican Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

June 18 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

Noon, June 28 - Filing Opens

Noon, July 5 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and documents

July 19 - Primary (if necessary)

August 2 - Primary Runoff (if necessary)

November 8 - General Election

SEC Orders Recounts & Runoffs

Posted on: Fri, 06/17/2016 - 15:21 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (May 31, 2016) - The State Board of Canvassers met Friday at 2:00 p.m. and ordered necessary Recounts and Runoffs for the 2016 Statewide Primaries.  Recounts were ordered to begin at 2:30 p.m.  The State Board of Canvassers will reconvene no earlier than noon on Saturday, June 18th to certify results of the Recounts.  Runoffs will be held on June 28, 2016.

2016 Primaries - Runoffs & Recounts

State-level Runoffs

Runoff - Senate 2 REP

Runoff - Senate 6 REP

Runoff - Senate 12 REP

Runoff - Senate 17 DEM

Runoff - Senate 34 REP

Runoff - Senate 41 REP

Runoff - State House 7 REP

Runoff - State House 50 DEM

Runoff - State House 79 DEM

Runoff - State House 81 REP

Runoff - State House 89 REP

Runoff - State House 110 REP

Runoff - State House 122 DEM (Recount ordered, Runoff to be officially ordered at 6:30 p.m.)

Runoff - Solicitor 10 REP

Runoff - Solicitor 11 REP

Runoffs by County

Abbeville

Runoff - State House 7 REP

State House of Representatives District 100 Special Election

Posted on: Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:49 By: cwhitmire

August 30, 2016 - Berkeley County

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Sylleste H. Davis was certified the winner of this Special Election on June 8, 2016, according to the provisions of S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-13-190(E).

The following is the text of the State Board of Canvassers certification document adopted on June 8, 2016:

 

Whereas, a Special Election for State House of Representatives District 100 was ordered to be held on August 30, 2016; and

Whereas, the candidate filing period for the Special Election opened at noon on May 13, 2016, and closed at noon on May 23, 2016; and

Whereas, only one candidate, Sylleste H. Davis, filed as a candidate during the filing period; and

Whereas, more than fourteen calendar days have elapsed since the close of the filing period, and no person has filed a declaration to be a write-in candidate with the S.C. State Election Commission nor with the Berkeley County Board of Voter Registration and Elections; and

2016 Statewide Primaries FAQs

Posted on: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 15:40 By: cwhitmire

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 (Republican or Democratic).  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:

  • Visit scVOTES.org and click "Find My Polling Place" in the mySCVOTES section of the homepage.
  • Call your county voter registration office.

Q.  What hours will the polls be open?

State Senate District 4 Special Election

Posted on: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:00 By: cwhitmire

May 17, 2016 - Abbeville, Anderson & Greenwood Counties

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Abbeville Anderson Greenwood TOTAL PERCENT
Mike Gambrell WINNER 62 959 225 1,246 91.8%
Write-in  3  101  8  112  8.2%

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, January 22 - Filing Opens

Noon, Monday, February 1 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and filing information. 

February 20 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

March 22 - Primary

April 5 - Primary Runoff 

April 16 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

South Carolina Surpasses 3 Million Registered Voters

Posted on: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:39 By: cwhitmire

Get Registered by May 14 to Vote in State Primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2016) - South Carolina's voter registration rolls have grown to more than three million registered voters.  "It's never been easier to register to vote in South Carolina," said Marci Andino, Executive Director of the S.C. State Election Commission.  "With online voter registration, registration by mail, and registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies, South Carolinians have more opportunities than ever to get registered."  South Carolinians are also registering at higher rates than ever before.  More than three quarters (76.5%) of the state's voting age population is registered to vote.

Year

Voting Age Population (18+)

Registered Voters

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