The following is a list of protests and appeals filed with the State Election Commission for the 2012 General Election. Protests for countywide and less-than-countywide offices are filed with the appropriate county election commission. Protests heard by county election commissions may be appealed to the State Election Commission.
The SEC will hear protests and appeals at 2221 Devine Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC, 29205, unless noted otherwise.
Filing deadline: Noon, Monday, November 19th (except offices affected by Richland County ballots)
Filing deadline for all offices affected by Richland County ballots: Noon, Monday, November 26
Copies of these protests are attached to this post.
|Office||Protestant||Other candidates||Date/Time of Hearing||SEC Decision|
|State Senate District 45||Leilani Bessinger||Clementa Pinckney||November 27, 10 am||Protest denied, election results stand|
|State House District 53||Richie Yow||
Ted Martin Vick
|November 27, 1 pm||Protest Denied, election results stand|
|State Senate District 25||John Pettigrew, Jr.||Shane Massey||Dismissed||
Dismissed - Lack of Standing, election results stand
Appeal deadline: Noon, November 26 (except protests heard in Richland County)
Appeal deadline for protests heard in Richland County: Noon, December 10
Copies of these appeals are attached to this post.
|Office||Appellant||Other candidates||Date/Time of Hearing||SEC Decision|
|Georgetown School Board District 6||Peggy Wheeler-Cribb||Richard Kerr||December 4, 12:00 Noon||Appeal granted, decision of Georgetown County Election Commission overturned, election results stand|
|Lexington County Council District 3||Darrell Hudson||
|December 4, 10:00 am||Appeal denied, decision of Lexington County Election Commission upheld, election results stand|
|Berkeley County Council District 3||
Henry Hank Niles, Jr.
Robert O. Call, Jr.
|Ken Gunn||December 4, 2:30 pm||Appeal denied, decision of Berkeley County Election Commission upheld, election results stand|
|Richland County Sales Tax Referendum||Michael Letts||
December 17, 10:00 a.m.
|Appeal denied. Decision of Richland County Election Commission upheld. Election results stand.|
|Richland County Council District 8||Michael Letts||James Manning||December 17, immediately following Sales Tax Referendum Appeal||Appeal withdrawn.|
|Protest - Senate 45 - Bessinger v Pinckney.pdf||1.28 MB|
|Protest - House 53 - Yow v Vick.pdf||363.68 KB|
|Protest - Senate 25 - Pettigrew v Massey.pdf||194.93 KB|
|Appeal - Georgetown SB District 6 - Kerr.pdf||232.27 KB|
|Appeal - Lexington CC District 3 - Hudson.pdf||155.83 KB|
|Appeal - Berkeley CC District 3 - Niles, Call.pdf||289.7 KB|
|Appeal - Richland Sales Tax Referendum - Letts.pdf||172.65 KB|
|Appeal - Richland CC District 8 - Letts.pdf||162.78 KB|