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South Carolina state legislative special elections, 2014

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In 2014, one seat was vacated and filled by a special election in the South Carolina State Legislature. The following district had a vacancy in 2014:

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the South Carolina Legislature, 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Partisan breakdown

Note: These tables are updated any time there is a change in the chamber.

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 18
     Republican Party 28
Total 46

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 46
     Republican Party 77
     Vacant 1
Total 124


Special elections

November 4, 2014



See also

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