COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 25, 2020) – As a result of a U.S. District Court order issued today, South Carolinians voting absentee by mail in the 2020 June Primaries and Runoffs are no longer required to have their signature witnessed on the ballot return envelope.
COLUMBIA, SC (May 13, 2020) – Every voter in South Carolina is now qualified to vote absentee in the June Primaries and Runoffs. Governor McMaster today signed into law legislation passed yesterday by the General Assembly that authorizes any
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Qualifying Voters Urged to Vote Absentee
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COLUMBIA, SC (March 15, 2020) – Governor McMaster today announced the postponement of all March and April elections (full list below). Affected elections will be rescheduled to occur after May 1, 2020. Specific dates will be announced later.
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.
COLUMBIA, SC (April 27, 2020) - Governor McMaster today announced the postponement of elections scheduled for May 5 and May 12 (full list below). Affected elections will be rescheduled. Specific dates will be announced later. List of postponed May elections:
August 11, 2020 - Charleston County Important Dates & Deadlines Filing Opens: Noon, Friday, April 17 Filing Closes: Noon, Saturday, April 25
COLUMBIA, SC (March 19, 2020) – As March candidate filing continues, the SEC is asking candidates to file as soon as possible and to make an appointment before filing to help avoid crowding in the final days of the period.
COLUMBIA, SC (March 15, 2020) – The S.C.
May 25, 2020 - Witness Signature No Longer Required on By-Mail Ballots for June Primaries
COLUMBIA, SC (March 15, 2020) - The S.C.
COLUMBIA, SC (February 24, 2020) – The State Election Commission wants voters to be aware of upcoming deadlines for voting absentee in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary. If you still need to vote absentee: