Arthur Ravenel Bridge

How is the winner determined in a Primary?

To win in a primary, a candidate must receive a majority of votes cast for the office.  In offices with one seat to fill (most offices), majority is determined by dividing the total votes cast for the office by two.  Any number of votes in excess of the quotient is a majority.  If no candidate has a majority, then the two candidates remaining with the highest number of votes will appear in a runoff two weeks after the date of the primary (June 23).