South Carolina Announces New Paper-Based Voting System

Posted on: Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:15 By: cwhitmire

COLUMBIA, SC (June 10, 2019) – The state of South Carolina today announced the award of a contract for a new statewide voting system. After a lengthy evaluation of numerous proposals, an evaluation panel unanimously selected the Election Systems and Software (ES&S) ExpressVote voting system. The new paper-based system will replace the state’s aging paperless system that has been in place since 2004.DS200ExpressVote

New Voting System FAQs

Why are we replacing our current system?

South Carolina’s current voting system was implemented in 2004 and is reaching the end of its expected useful life of 15 years. Replacement will provide the state with a dependable system for years to come and will greatly enhance the security and resilience of our election process. Having a paper record of each voter’s voted ballot will add an additional layer of security as it allows for audits of paper ballots to verify vote totals.

What is the new system?

Securing South Carolina Elections

Posted on: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:06 By: cwhitmire

Our Top Priority

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.  Elections face numerous threats from a wide variety of actors including nation states, individuals and organizations – all with various motives.  We recognize these threats, and we want voters to know we have made it our top priority to take all reasonable measures to improve and protect the security and resilience of our state’s election infrastructure.

Our Security Team

To address these threats against critical infrastructure, the SEC has developed an unprecedented security partnership of state, federal and private cybersecurity professionals as well as state and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

SEC Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on: Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:17 By: cwhitmire

50th Anniversary Logo

Celebrating the Commitment to Ensuring Every Vote Matters and Every Vote Counts

COLUMBIA, SC (December 27, 2018) – Beginning January 1, the South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) will be celebrating 50 years of ensuring 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. That commitment began on January 1, 1969, when the SEC was formed by the General Assembly as an independent state agency charged with overseeing South Carolina’s elections.

State House of Representatives District 84 Special Election

Posted on: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:27 By: krhodes

October 1, 2019 - Aiken County

Important Dates & Deadlines

Filing Opens:  Noon, Friday, June 7

Filing Closes:  Noon, Saturday, June 15

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

June 30 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

July 30 - Primary

August 13 - Primary Runoff

September 1 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

October 1 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

State House of Representatives District 14 Special Election

Posted on: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:46 By: cwhitmire

April 23, 2019 - Greenwood and Laurens Counties

Special Election Results

Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Filing Opens:  Noon, Friday, December 28

Filing Closes:  Noon, Saturday, January 5

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

January 20 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

February 19 - Primary

March 5 - Primary Runoff

March 24 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

April 23 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

State House District 19 Special Election

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:53 By: krhodes

August 20, 2019 - Greenville County

Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, April 19 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, April 27 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

May 19 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

June 18 - Primary

July 21 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

August 20 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

State Senate District 6 Special Election

Posted on: Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:35 By: cwhitmire

March 26, 2019 - Greenville County

Special Election Results

Primary Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Noon, Friday, November 30 - Filing Opens

Noon, Saturday, December 8 - Filing Closes

Click Here for Candidate Tracking - Get candidate names and information (available after filing opens).

December 23 - Voter Registration Deadline for Primary

January 22 - Primary

February 24 - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

March 26 - Special Election

Candidate Filing Information

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