Elections are always important, but in light of recent events, more people than normal are showing interest in this year’s local (and national) races. Finding information can be daunting and turns many people off to the voting process, so Holy City Sinner has created this resource, which will hopefully provide some assistance.
South Carolina held their Statewide Primaries on June 9th, with some races going to a runoff. The runoff elections are scheduled to take place on June 23rd.
What is a Runoff Election? Winners in primary contests in South Carolina are determined by majority vote. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff election is held two weeks following the primary.
Are South Carolina’s Runoff Elections open or closed? And what does that mean? They are open, but voters who voted in the June 9th Primaries will only be able to vote in the same party’s runoff. Voters who did not vote on June 9th, still have the option to choose to vote in either party’s runoff.
Am I Registered to Vote? You can check if you are registered here. If you are, you can vote in the Runoff Election (as long as any of the Runoff Elections are happening in your District)! If you’re not, you won’t be able to vote in the Runoff Elections, but you can still vote in the General Election if you register by October 2nd.
Where is my polling place? You can find that here! Be sure to bring your Photo ID. Polls are open on June 23rd from 7 am to 7 pm.
Who’s on my ballot? See a sample ballot here. After you put in your information, click on “View Sample Ballot” underneath your voting information. On the next page, choose which Primary you plan to vote in (Democratic or Republican), then click the button on the right. Now that you who you can vote for, learn more about them below!
How do I learn more about the candidates? Visit their campaign websites and social media channels, watch the interviews they’ve done with Quintin Washington (if they’ve done one, it will be listed under their name as “Interview”), see their responses to the City Paper’s six-question survey (listed under the candidates as “Survey”), and, of course, you can always Google them.
If you live outside of Charleston County, you can find more information about your county candidates here.
If you think anything is missing or you have questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CANDIDATES IN THE RUNOFF ELECTIONS
- SC House
- District 99
- David Herndon
- Mark Smith
- District 99
- SC House
Reminder, if you live outside of Charleston County, you can find more information about your county candidates here.
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