Counties Open Satellite Absentee Offices, Open Additional Hours

Posted on: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 17:52 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 21, 2016) - County voter registration and election offices throughout the state will be open additional hours for in-person absentee voting, and some counties are opening satellite offices to give absentee voters more in-person absentee voting options leading up to the 2016 General Election.

Statewide In-Person Absentee Hours and Locations

Deadline to Mail Voter Registration Applications is Tuesday, October 11

Posted on: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 13:24 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 10, 2016) - The S.C. State Election Commission wants to remind voters that they still have one last opportunity to get registered to vote before the 2016 General Election.  Anyone who mails their voter registration application by Tuesday, October 11, and is otherwise qualified, will be eligible to vote on November 8.

While there is still an opportunity to register to vote by mail, deadlines have passed to register online, by fax or email, and in-person.

Anyone who still needs to register should:

Voter Registration Deadlines Extended

Posted on: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:56 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 6, 2016) - All South Carolina voters will now have more time to return voter registration applications for the 2016 General Election.  This will provide additional opportunity for citizens to register who are affected by voter registration office and post office closures related to Hurricane Matthew.  Post offices are also closed on Monday, October 10 due to a federal holiday. 

The following deadlines apply to all South Carolina voters:

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.

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

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

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

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

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