SEC Certifies Partial Results of 2012 General Election

Posted on: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 12:40 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 14, 2012) - The State Election Commission (SEC) today certified partial results of the 2012 General Election.  No results were certified for any offices appearing on Richland County ballots. 

Under Order of the S.C. Supreme Court, Richland County election results will be certified by the Richland County Election Commission prior to noon, Friday, November 16; and subsequently, by the SEC.  The SEC certification is set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16.

2012 General Election Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on: Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:10 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.  To find out what candidates will appear on ballots in your county visit and click "General Election Candidates by County," or call your county election commission.  If you don't know your districts, use the "Check Your Voter Registration" feature to find your districts first.

Q.   Where do I vote?

Absentee Deadlines Fast Approaching

Posted on: Wed, 10/31/2012 - 16:18 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (October 31, 2012) - Voters should be aware of upcoming deadlines and the procedures for voting by absentee ballot in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

1.       Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

Federal Court Approves S.C. Photo ID Law for 2013

Posted on: Wed, 10/10/2012 - 16:07 By: cwhitmire

New Rules Not in Effect for 2012 General Election

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 3, 2012) - The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today gave its approval to a new law requiring South Carolina voters to present a government-issued identification card with a photo in order to vote. Under the Court's order, the law will go into effect for elections held on or after January 1, 2013.

The new Photo ID provisions will not be in effect for the November 6, 2012, General Election.

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