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South Carolina 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary

    There will be zero statewide ballot measures

    South Carolina currently does not allow any form of citizen initiated ballot measures, so all ballot measures must be referred by the legislature.The 2016 regular session of the South Carolina State Legislature ended on June 2, 2016. The legislature did not put any ballot measures on the 2016 ballot.

    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 124 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - All 46 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in South Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    Local Judges - Ten of South Carolina's 46 counties held elections for their probate judges in 2016.
    Local Government
    School board - Twenty-three of the 26 South Carolina school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding elections for 93 seats.
    South Carolina Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? No
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    South Carolina is one of the nine states where write-in voting for presidential candidates is not permitted. South Carolina does not permit write-in votes for president

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    South Carolina Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(124)
    State Senators(46)
    US Representatives(7)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    November 6, 2018
    South Carolina : General Election