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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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July 12, 2023

SEC Notice to Inactive Voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 12, 2023) – In an ongoing effort to maintain the integrity of South Carolina’s statewide voter registration list, the State Election Commission (SEC) is […]

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June 21, 2023

State Senate District 42 Special Election

November 7, 2023 – Charleston and Dorchester counties Important Dates and Deadlines Filing opens: Noon, Friday, July 7 Filing closes: Noon, Saturday, July 15 Filing fee: $104 […]

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June 1, 2023

Cyber Navigator Boot Camp Big Success

South Carolina Cybersecurity Efforts Shine Charlottesville, Virginia, May 25th: Matt Norris, the Cybersecurity Analyst for South Carolina’s Election Commission was a key speaker at the 2023 Cyber […]

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May 23, 2023

South Carolina Recognized for Excellence in Election Administration

Two of 24 Programs Honored by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission for Innovation, Sustainability, Replicability COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 23, 2022) – Today, the S.C. State Election Commission (SEC) […]

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March 3, 2023

South Carolina State Election Commission’s Executive Director Receives Confirmation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 3, 2023) — South Carolina State Election Commission (“SEC”) Executive Director, Howard Knapp, has been confirmed by the South Carolina Senate. On March 2, […]

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November 17, 2022

SEC Certifies Successful 2022 General Election

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 17, 2022) – The South Carolina State Election Commission met today and certified the results of the 2022 General Election.  The election ran smoothly, […]

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November 3, 2022

South Carolinians Vote Early in Record Numbers

COLUMBIA, SC (November 3, 2022) – The record for most voters voting early in one day was broken again with almost 50,000 ballots cast at early voting […]

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