South Carolina secretary of state election, 2014

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South Carolina Secretary of State Election

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Hammond Republican Party
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The South Carolina secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Hammond (R) was first elected in 2002 and is seeking re-election in 2014.

South Carolina is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Candidates

General election


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The incumbent, Republican Mark Hammond was first elected to the office of South Carolina Secretary of State in 2002 and is seeking re-election again this year. Hammond was unopposed in the primary.

Hammond's opponent in the general election is Democratic nonprofit consultant Ginny Deerin. Deerin's candidacy received a boost in September 2014 when the fiscally conservative South Carolina Club for Growth endorsed her bid for Secretary of State.[5] The group's endorsement was based on Deerin's intention to cut fees and regulations for businesses and charities registering in the state. Hammond responded by saying that the endorsement "lacked authenticity."[5]


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 30 Primary and convention filing deadline[6]
June 10 Primary election
August 15 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4 General election

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