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South Carolina state legislative districts

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There are a total of 170 seats in the South Carolina State Legislature. All 124 seats of the South Carolina House of Representatives are up for election every two years. Elections for the 46 districts of the South Carolina State Senate are every four years.

Chambers

Senate

The South Carolina Senate is the upper house in the South Carolina Legislature. It consists of 46 state senators who are elected to four-year terms without term limits. The districts are identified by a number. The senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Each member represents an average of 100,551 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 87,218 residents.[2]

House

The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina State Legislature. It consists of 124 representatives who are elected to two-year terms in even-numbered general election years. Each member represents an average of 37,301 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 32,355 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Carolina State Senate a candidate must be:[5]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A resident of the district at the filing deadline time

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.[6]

If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.[7]

A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.[7]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the South Carolina Legislature are paid $10,400 a year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $131 a day for meals and housing for each statewide session day and committee meeting. Per diem is tied to the federal rate.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the South Carolina State Senate.

South Carolina State Senate District 1
South Carolina State Senate District 2
South Carolina State Senate District 3
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South Carolina State Senate District 46

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[9]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A resident of the district at the filing deadline time

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaVacancy fulfillment map.png

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.[10]

If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.[7]

A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.[7]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the South Carolina Legislature are paid $10,400 a year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $131 a day for meals and housing for each statewide session day and committee meeting. Per diem is tied to the federal rate.[11]


Districts

These are links to every district in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

South Carolina House of Representatives District 1
South Carolina House of Representatives District 2
South Carolina House of Representatives District 3
South Carolina House of Representatives District 4
South Carolina House of Representatives District 5
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 8
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 10
South Carolina House of Representatives District 11
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