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South Carolina's state government consists of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. The governor is elected for a four-year term and may serve two consecutive terms. He heads the Executive branch (some officers of which are elected). The bicameral [[South Carolina General Assembly]] consists of the 46-member Senate and the 124-member House of Representatives. The two bodies meet in the [[South Carolina State House]]. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Circuit Court, Family Court, and other divisions.
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to South Carolina on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the southeast region of the United States, South Carolina is bordered by North Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed “the Palmetto state,” South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the eighth state to be admitted to the Union. While Columbia is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, the city of Greenville is the state’s largest metropolitan area. Currently, there are two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 46 members of the South Carolina State Senate and 124 members of the South Carolina House of Representatives. As of September 2013, South Carolina is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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==Ballot Measures==  
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*[[South Carolina ballot initiative news]]
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==Vote fraud==
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* [[South Carolina vote fraud]]
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=<br>'''Overview'''<br>=
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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<center> • [[Tuesday Count|The Tuesday Count]] • [[Pension Hotspots Report|Pension Hotspots]] <br><br> • [[Executive Summary|The Executive Summary]] • [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States|Who Runs the States]] <br><br> • [[State Legislative Tracker|The State Legislative Tracker]]  <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections|Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections]] <br><br> • [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in South Carolina|Ballot access for candidates]]</center></h2>
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===Statewide===
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* Initiative and Referendum Law
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<center>• [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 congressional election coverage plan|Congress 2013-2014 election coverage]] & [[Congress reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013 state executive official election coverage plan|State Executive Official election coverage]] & [[State executive official reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 state legislative election coverage plan|State Legislative 2013-2014 election coverage]] & [[State legislative reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013 ballot measure coverage plan|Ballot measure & recall election coverage]] <br><br> • [[State ballot measure reports|Ballot measure state reports]] & [[Local ballot measure reports|local reports]]</center></h2>
** Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in South Carolina. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([[http://iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/Drop%20Down%20Boxes/Requirements/Legislative%20Referendum%20States.pdf|click here for list]]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in South Carolina, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.
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* [[SC History of I & R|History of I & R]]
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* [https://ssl.sc.gov/Ethics/|Campaign Finance Laws]
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* [http://www.campaigndisclosure.org/ Campaign Disclosure Project]
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===County===
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* [[SC Abbeville|Abbeville]], [[SC Aiken|Aiken]], [[SC Allendale|Allendale]], [[SC Anderson|Anderson]], [[SC Bamburg|Bamburg]], [[SC Barnwell|Barnwell]], [[SC Beaufort|Beaufort]], [[SC Berkeley|Berkeley]], [[SC Calhoun|Calhoun]], [[SC Charleston|Charleston]], [[SC Cherokee|Cherokee]], [[SC Chester|Chester]], [[SC Chesterfield|Chesterfield]], [[SC Clarendon|Clarendon]], [[SC Colleton|Colleton]], [[SC Darlington|Darlington]], [[SC Dillon|Dillon]], [[SC Dorchester|Dorchester]], [[SC Edgefield|Edgefield]], [[SC Fairfield|Fairfield]], [[SC Florence|Florence]], [[SC Georgetown|Georgetown]], [[SC Greenville|Greenville]], [[SC Greenwood|Greenwood]], [[SC Hampton|Hampton]], [[SC Horry|Horry]], [[SC Jasper|Jasper]], [[SC Kershaw|Kershaw]], [[SC Lancaster|Lancaster]], [[SC Laurens|Laurens]], [[SC Lee|Lee]], [[SC Lexington|Lexington]], [[SC Marion|Marion]], [[SC Marlboro|Marlboro]], [[SC McCormick|McCormick]], [[SC Newberry|Newberry]], [[SC Oconee|Oconee]], [[SC Orangeburg|Orangeburg]], [[SC Pickens|Pickens]], [[SC Richland|Richland]], [[SC Saluda|Saluda]], [[SC Spartanburg|Spartanburg]], [[SC Sumter|Sumter]], [[SC Union|Union]], [[SC Williamsburg|Williamsburg]], [[SC York|York]]
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===Township===
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<td><center>''[[South Carolina elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in South Carolina.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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===Cities===
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==Government and City Links==  
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* [http://sc.gov|Official South Carolina website]
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<td><center>• [[Voting in South Carolina|Important voting information]]  <br>•  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br> • [[Redistricting in South Carolina|Redistricting]]  •  [[South Carolina vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in South Carolina,'' '''''[[Voting in South Carolina|<br>click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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===Key Government Officials===
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* [[SC Governor|Governor - Mark Sanford]]
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* [[SC Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor - Andre Bauer]]
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* [[SC Secretary of State|Secretary of State - Mark Hammond]]
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* [[SC Attorney General|Attorney General - Henry McMaster]]
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|Lookup=http://www.scvotes.org/
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|Sample=http://www.scvotes.org/files/SAMPLE%20PPP%20iVo%20Ballot%20%28Kershaw%20County%29.pdf
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|Results=http://www.scvotes.org/statistics
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|Candidate list=http://www.politics1.com/sc.htm
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==News and blogging resources==
 
* [[South Carolina media]]
 
  
<small>Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carolina Wikipedia] 6/26/07</small>
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<center>[[South Carolina state budget|State budget]] • [[South Carolina public pensions|Public pensions]] • [[South Carolina Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[South Carolina Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in South Carolina|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in South Carolina|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[South_Carolina_History_of_I_%26_R|History of initiative and referendum]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for South Carolina ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of South Carolina|Governor]]• [[Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
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• [[South Carolina Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[South Carolina State Auditor|State Auditor]] • [[South Carolina Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] <br>
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• [[South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]] • [[South Carolina Director of Insurance|Director of Insurance]] <br>
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• [[South Carolina Director of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Director of Labor, Licensing and Regulation]] <br>• [[South Carolina Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]] <br>• [[South Carolina Chairman of Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, South Carolina|Results for South Carolina, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center><br>• [[South Carolina State Legislature]]<br>• [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] <br>• [[South Carolina State Senate]]<br>• [[South Carolina Legislative Audit Council Director]] <br><br></center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center><br>• [[List of South Carolina ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] <br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
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<hr><center>[[Local ballot measures, South Carolina|Local ballot measures]] • [[List of local ballot measures by year|Historical ballot measures by year]] • [[Local ballot measure reports]] <br>• [[School bond and tax elections in South Carolina|School bond issues]]<br>
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<span style="font-size:150%;"><center>'''Check out South Carolina's judiciary on Judgepedia'''</center></span><br/>
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<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''South Carolina judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article V, South Carolina Constitution|Article V]] of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the {{JP|South Carolina Supreme Court}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Court of Appeals}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Circuit Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Masters-in-Equity}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Family Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Magistrate Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Municipal Courts}} and the {{JP|South Carolina Probate Courts}}.''</p>
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<p align="justify">''The federal court system is made up of the {{JP|United States District Court for the District of South Carolina}} and the {{JP|United States bankruptcy court, District of South Carolina|District Court of South Carolina Bankruptcy Court}}. Appeals from these courts go to the {{JP|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit}}.''</p></td></tr>
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Located in the southeast region of the United States, South Carolina is bordered by North Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed “the Palmetto state,” South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the eighth state to be admitted to the Union. While Columbia is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, the city of Greenville is the state’s largest metropolitan area. Currently, there are two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 46 members of the South Carolina State Senate and 124 members of the South Carolina House of Representatives. As of September 2013, South Carolina is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Lindsey Graham
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2003January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkJ. Strom Thurmond (R)
Tim Scott
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim DeMint (R)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
James E. Clyburn
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRobin Tallon (D)
Jeff Duncan
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJ. Gresham Barrett (R)
Joe Wilson
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkFloyd Spence (R)
Mark Sanford
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTim Scott (R)
Michael "Mick" Mulvaney
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn Spratt (D)
Tom Rice
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Trey Gowdy
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBob Inglis (R)


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The structure of the South Carolina judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Circuit Courts, the South Carolina Masters-in-Equity, the South Carolina Family Courts, the South Carolina Magistrate Courts, the South Carolina Municipal Courts and the South Carolina Probate Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the District Court of South Carolina Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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The Palmetto State
Capital:   Columbia
Motto:   While I breathe, I hope
Population:   4.64 million
Area of state:   32,020 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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