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State House of Representatives District 84 Special Election

October 1, 2019 - Aiken County

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - Click for results page. Results will be posted after 7:00 p.m. on October 1.

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

National Voter Registration Day is September 24

COLUMBIA, SC (September 23, 2019) – The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with Americans across the nation, will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This is a nationwide effort to register voters before upcoming elections in November.

The State Election Commission encourages all South Carolinians to exercise their right to vote in all elections, including the more than 180 local elections being held throughout the state on November 5. The first step to doing that is registering to vote. But it’s not only November; there’s an election happening nearly every Tuesday somewhere in the state.  Click here for a complete list of upcoming elections.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY THE DEADLINE TO VOTE IN A NOVEMBER 5 ELECTION.

Registering to vote has never been easier:

Welcome to the New scVOTES.org!

Welcome to the new scVOTES.org! You may notice scVOTES.org has a new look and feel since your last visit.  The site was updated on August 21, 2019.   In addition to an updated look, the new site is more secure, more accessible, and easier for administrators and the public to use.

State House of Representatives District 19 Special Election

August 20, 2019 - Greenville County

Special Election Results

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

SEC Statement on New Voting System Software Updates

COLUMBIA, SC (July 15, 2019) - The S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) is aware of recent reporting raising concerns over the fact the current version of ElectionWare runs on Windows 7, and Microsoft plans to discontinue general support of Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. South Carolina fully expects to be using a new version of ElectionWare that runs on Windows 10 for all elections in 2020.

The State of South Carolina recently procured a new paper-based voting system from Election Systems & Software (ES&S), which is being implemented in preparation for statewide use beginning January 1, 2020. The voting system consists of ExpressVote ballot-marking devices, ballot scanners/tabulators, and ElectionWare workstations, among other associated items. ElectionWare workstations are used to create ballots and to accumulate election results.

South Carolina Announces New Paper-Based Voting System

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

State House of Representatives District 14 Special Election

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

Securing South Carolina Elections

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. 

State Senate District 6 Special Election

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

Voting System Approval Status

Before any voting system is used in an election, it must be approved by the State Election Commission, which must examine and test the system to ensure the system may be accurately and efficiently used by voters in elections, as provided by law (S.C. Code 7-13-1620).  This approval is in addition to the requirement that the system be certified by a testing laboratory accredited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.  Currently, the system must be certified to Voluntary Voting System Guidelines Version 1.0.

This approval does not mean a system will necessarily be used in elections outside of field testing.  The system must also be adopted for use by the State Election Commission (S.C. Code 7-13-1655).  A single system will be adopted for use following the procurement process.

The table below lists each voting system submitted and steps completed in the approval process.