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The mission of the State Election Commission is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote and participate in fair and impartial elections with the assurance that every vote will count!

Runoff for State Senate 42 Special

The Democratic Primary Runoff for State Senate District 42 is being held on September 19th. Results will be posted on scVOTES.gov after polls close at 7:00 p.m.

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Election Integrity In South Carolina

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Recent News

September 1, 2023

Placement of Candidates on Ballots in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (September 1, 2023) – The South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) has received numerous questions from citizens and media regarding the 14th amendment and the eligibility […]

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August 31, 2023

National Voter Registration Month Returns in September

COLUMBIA, SC (August 31, 2023) – The South Carolina State Election Commission is joining election officials across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Month this September. During […]

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August 23, 2023

State Senate District 19 Special Election

January 2, 2024 – Richland County Important Dates and Deadlines Filing opens: Noon, Friday, September 1 (Closed Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4) Filing closes: Noon, Saturday, September 9 Filing […]

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