Public Notices

Fines and Fees Collected

Requirements to Challenge a Ballot

Poll managers, any voter, and any qualified watcher may challenge the vote of a person who may be known or suspected not to be a qualified voter. A challenge may also be made if you have good reason to believe the person has already voted or has become disqualified for any cause. Challenges of ballots cast in person in the absentee precinct and at the polling place on election day must be made prior to the voter casting the ballot.  No challenges can be made after that time.  All challenges must be addressed to poll managers and not directly to voters.  Challenges of absentee by mail ballots must be made prior to separating the ballot from absentee return envelope, which can begin as early as 9:00 a.m. on the day preceding the election.  Challenges in the absentee precinct are very rare because the voter has the opportunity to make address changes or otherwise correct his voting record with election officials before casting an absentee ballot.  If a challenged voter casts a provisional ballot, the challenger must appear or produce evidence at the provisional ballot hearing to sustain the challenge; otherwise, the ballot will be counted.  See S.C. Code sections 7-13-810 and 7-13-830.

2020 Election Fraud Investigations Report

Commission Meetings

Below are scheduled meetings of the State Election Commission and the State Board of Canvassers. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at 1122 Lady St., Suite 500, Columbia, SC, 29201. Notices are subject to change up until 24 hours prior to meeting.

State Election Commission
All meetings held at 10:00 a.m. unless noted otherwise.

  • January 24, 2024 (Agenda)
  • February 21, 2024 (Agenda)
  • March 20, 2024 (Agenda)
  • April 24, 2024 (Agenda)
  • May 15, 2024 (Canceled)
  • June 19, 2024 (Canceled)
  • July 11 (Agenda)
  • July 17, 2024 (Agenda)
  • August 21, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • December 18, 2024

State Board of Canvassers (as needed)
All meetings held at 3:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

  • January 5, 2024 for Senate 19 Special Election (Agenda)
  • February 2, 2024 for State House of Representatives District 109 Special Primary (Agenda)
  • February 8, 2024 for South Carolina Democratic Presidential Preference Primary (Agenda)
  • February 29, 2024 for South Carolina Republican Presidential Preference Primary (Agenda)
  • April 5, 2024 for State House of Representatives District 109 Special Election (Agenda)
  • June 14, 2024 for Statewide Democratic and Republican Primaries (Agenda)
  • 10:00 a.m., June 28, 2024 for Statewide Democratic and Republican Runoffs (Agenda)
  • November 14, 2024 for Statewide General Election
Meeting Minutes