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==U.S. Senate elections in South Carolina==
 
==U.S. Senate elections in South Carolina==
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014]], [[United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014]], [[United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
''There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the [[Alabama House of Representatives]] in 2014.''
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''There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]] in [[South Carolina]] in 2014.''
  
Voters in [[South Carolina]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in a ''regularly scheduled'' [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]] and also '''one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in a ''special election'' [[United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].  
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Voters in [[South Carolina]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
  
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===Regularly scheduled elections===
 
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{{Congintro2014
 
|Filing deadline=March 30, 2014
 
|Filing deadline=March 30, 2014
 
|Primary date=June 10, 2014
 
|Primary date=June 10, 2014
|Primary=South Carolina has an [[Open primary|open primary]] system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.  In the primary runoffs, however, voters must vote in the same party whose primary they voted in.
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|State=South Carolina
 
|State=South Carolina
 
|Incumbent=The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R). Graham was first elected in 2002.
 
|Incumbent=The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R). Graham was first elected in 2002.
 
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====Candidates====
 
====Candidates====
 
{{Cong 2014 cand early}}
 
{{Cong 2014 cand early}}
 
=====Republicans=====
 
=====Republicans=====
{{reddot}} Sen. [[Lindsey Graham]] - incumbent
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*{{reddot}} Sen. [[Lindsey Graham]] - incumbent
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Nancy Mace]] - Charleston businesswoman and first woman graduate from the Citadel<ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/01/nancy-mace-to-announce-primary-challenge-against-lindsey-graham/ ''Daily Caller'' "Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
{{reddot}} [[Nancy Mace]]-Charleston businesswoman and first woman graduate from the Citadel<ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/01/nancy-mace-to-announce-primary-challenge-against-lindsey-graham/ ''Daily Caller'' "Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Lee Bright]] - State Senator<ref name=run>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/nancy-mace-to-make-us-senate-announcement-95155.html?hp=l7 ''Politico'' "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013]</ref>
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Richard Cash]] - Businessman<ref name=run>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/nancy-mace-to-make-us-senate-announcement-95155.html?hp=l7 ''Politico'' "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013]</ref>
{{reddot}} [[Lee Bright]]-State Senator<ref name=run>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/nancy-mace-to-make-us-senate-announcement-95155.html?hp=l7 ''Politico'' "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Det Bowers]] - Pastor<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/04/pastor-joins-crowded-gop-race-to-unseat-lindsey-graham/ ''CNN Politics,'' "Pastor joins crowded GOP race to unseat Lindsey Graham," February 4, 2014]</ref>
 
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{{reddot}} Richard Cash-Businessman<ref name=run>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/nancy-mace-to-make-us-senate-announcement-95155.html?hp=l7 ''Politico'' "Nancy Mace makes Senate run official in South Carolina," Accessed August 3, 2013]</ref>
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=====Democratic=====
 
=====Democratic=====
{{bluedot}} [[Jay Stamper]]<ref>[http://www.jaystamper.com/index.html ''Jaystamper.com'' "Campaign website" Accessed May 21, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jay Stamper]]<ref>[http://www.jaystamper.com/index.html ''Jaystamper.com'' "Campaign website" Accessed May 21, 2013]</ref>
 
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====Race background====
 
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=====Primary vulnerability=====
 
=====Primary vulnerability=====
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===Special elections by date===
 
===Special elections by date===
 
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====November 4, 2014====
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====* November 4, 2014 *====
 
'''South Carolina''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2014. The seat will be a two-year term. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R).
 
'''South Carolina''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2014. The seat will be a two-year term. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R).
  
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{{Cong 2014 cand early}}<br><br>
 
{{Cong 2014 cand early}}<br><br>
 
Governor [[Nikki Haley]] had to appoint a candidate to fill DeMint's vacated seat until the special election in 2014.<ref name=wp>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/06/gov-nikki-haley-to-fill-demints-seat-by-appointment/ ''The Washington Post'', "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012]</ref>  The following individuals had been mentioned as possible candidates for appointment to fill the seat. Although U.S. Rep. [[Tim Scott]] was selected for appointment, the rest could still run in the special election to serve the remainder of the term in 2014.
 
Governor [[Nikki Haley]] had to appoint a candidate to fill DeMint's vacated seat until the special election in 2014.<ref name=wp>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/06/gov-nikki-haley-to-fill-demints-seat-by-appointment/ ''The Washington Post'', "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012]</ref>  The following individuals had been mentioned as possible candidates for appointment to fill the seat. Although U.S. Rep. [[Tim Scott]] was selected for appointment, the rest could still run in the special election to serve the remainder of the term in 2014.
 
 
:{{reddot}} [[Tim Scott]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 1{{won}}<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/appointment_speculation_centers_on_rep_tim_scott-219739-1.html?pos=opolh ''Roll Call'' "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jim-demint-successor-nikki-haley-to-make-appointment-84691.html#ixzz2ENX0mp3u ''Politico'' "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012]</ref><ref name=nj>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/12/demint-resignation-sets-off-south-carolina-scramble-06 ''National Journal'' "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref name=cnn>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/11/first-on-cnn-haley-finalizes-short-list-for-demint-seat/ ''CNN.com'' "First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat," December 11, 2012]</ref>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Tim Scott]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 1{{won}}<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/appointment_speculation_centers_on_rep_tim_scott-219739-1.html?pos=opolh ''Roll Call'' "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jim-demint-successor-nikki-haley-to-make-appointment-84691.html#ixzz2ENX0mp3u ''Politico'' "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012]</ref><ref name=nj>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/12/demint-resignation-sets-off-south-carolina-scramble-06 ''National Journal'' "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref name=cnn>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/11/first-on-cnn-haley-finalizes-short-list-for-demint-seat/ ''CNN.com'' "First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat," December 11, 2012]</ref>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rick Wade]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Joyce Dickerson]]<ref>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G14/SC ''Green Papers'', "SC", accessed January 24, 2014]</ref>
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:{{greydot}} [[Brandon Armstrong]]<ref>[http://www.armstrong4senate.com/ ''Campaign website'', "Home'', accessed January 13, 2014]</ref>
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=====Rumored=====
 
:{{reddot}} [[Joe Wilson]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 2<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Joe Wilson]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 2<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 3<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 3<ref name=wp/><ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/>
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:{{reddot}} [[Mick Mulvaney]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 5<ref name=wp/><ref name=politico/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Mick Mulvaney]], current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 5<ref name=wp/><ref name=politico/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Alan Wilson]], South Carolina Attorney General<ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Alan Wilson]], South Carolina Attorney General<ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/>
:{{reddot}} [[Lee Bright]], State Senator, District 12<ref name=rc/>
 
 
:{{reddot}} [[Henry McMaster]], former State Attorney General<ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/><ref name=nj/><ref name=cnn/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Henry McMaster]], former State Attorney General<ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/><ref name=nj/><ref name=cnn/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Nathan Ballentine]], State Representative, District 71<ref name=rc/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Nathan Ballentine]], State Representative, District 71<ref name=rc/>
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:{{reddot}} Jenny Sanford, former South Carolina First Lady<ref name=cnn/>
 
:{{reddot}} Jenny Sanford, former South Carolina First Lady<ref name=cnn/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Catherine Templeton]], head of state Department of Health and Environmental Control<ref name=cnn/>
 
:{{reddot}} [[Catherine Templeton]], head of state Department of Health and Environmental Control<ref name=cnn/>
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=====Rumored but withdrew=====
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:{{reddot}} [[Tom Davis (South Carolina)|Tom Davis]], State Senator, District 46<ref name=rc/><ref name=politico/><ref name=nj/><ref>[http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/12/17/2315139/patrick-lotz-mulling-run-for-scotts.html#storylink=cpy ''Island Packet'' "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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|Filing deadline=March 30, 2014
 
|Filing deadline=March 30, 2014
 
|Primary date=June 10, 2014
 
|Primary date=June 10, 2014
|Primary=South Carolina has an [[Open primary|open primary]] system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.  In the primary runoffs, however, voters must vote in the same party whose primary they voted in.
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]:
 
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
 
===List of candidates by district===
 
::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
 
::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[South Carolina school board elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[South Carolina school board elections, 2014]]''
 
A total of '''23''' South Carolina school districts among [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|America's largest school districts by enrollment]] will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature '''92''' seats up for election. [[Kershaw County School District, South Carolina|Kershaw County School District]] will hold elections on June 10, 2014. Board elections in 22 districts are scheduled on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 483,772 K-12 students.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/default.aspx?agree=0 ''National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013]</ref>
 
A total of '''23''' South Carolina school districts among [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|America's largest school districts by enrollment]] will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature '''92''' seats up for election. [[Kershaw County School District, South Carolina|Kershaw County School District]] will hold elections on June 10, 2014. Board elections in 22 districts are scheduled on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 483,772 K-12 students.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/default.aspx?agree=0 ''National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013]</ref>
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===Elections by date===  
 
===Elections by date===  
 
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::''Note: Last updated February 1, 2014''
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::''Note: Last updated March 10, 2014''
 
A total of '''669''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,149''' seats in 2014. These elections will take place in '''39 states.'''  This list breaks down the South Carolina school board elections in chronological order:  
 
A total of '''669''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,149''' seats in 2014. These elections will take place in '''39 states.'''  This list breaks down the South Carolina school board elections in chronological order:  
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* [[Kershaw County School District, South Carolina|Kershaw County School District]] - ''4 seats''
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' 2014 South Carolina School Board Elections
* [[Aiken County Public School District, South Carolina|Aiken County Public School District]] - ''5 seats''
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* [[Anderson School District One, South Carolina|Anderson School District One]] - ''4 seats''
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District
* [[Anderson School District Five, South Carolina|Anderson School District Five]] - ''4 seats''
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Date
* [[Beaufort County School District, South Carolina|Beaufort County School District]] - ''6 seats''
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Seats
* [[Berkeley County School District, South Carolina|Berkley County School District]] - ''4 seat''
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* [[Charleston County School District, South Carolina|Charleston County School District]] - ''4 seats''
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| [[Kershaw County School District, South Carolina|Kershaw County School District]]||6/10/2014||4
* [[Darlington County School District, South Carolina|Darlington County School District]] - ''4 seats''
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* [[District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina|District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties]] - ''3 seats''
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| [[Aiken County Public School District, South Carolina|Aiken County Public School District]]||11/4/2014||5
* [[Dorchester School District Two, South Carolina|Dorchester School District Two]] - ''4 seats''
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* [[Florence Public School District One, South Carolina|Florence Public School District One]] - ''4 seats''
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| [[Anderson School District One, South Carolina|Anderson School District One]]||11/4/2014||4
* [[Fort Mill Schools, South Carolina|Fort Mill Schools]] - ''4 seats''
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* [[Georgetown County School District, South Carolina|Georgetown County School District]] - ''3 seats''
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| [[Anderson School District Five, South Carolina|Anderson School District Five]]||11/4/2014||4
* [[Greenville County School District, South Carolina|Greenville County School District]] - ''6 seats''
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* [[Greenwood School District 50, South Carolina|Greenwood School District 50]] - ''4 seats''
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| [[Beaufort County School District, South Carolina|Beaufort County School District]]||11/4/2014||6
* [[Horry County Schools, South Carolina|Horry County Schools]] - ''7 seats''
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* [[Lancaster County School District, South Carolina|Lancaster County School District]] - ''4 seats''
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| [[Berkeley County School District, South Carolina|Berkley County School District]]||11/4/2014||4
* [[Lexington School District One, South Carolina|Lexington School District One]] - ''3 seats''
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* [[Richland County School District One, South Carolina|Richland County School District One]] - ''3 seats''
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| [[Charleston County School District, South Carolina|Charleston County School District]]|| 11/4/2014 || 4
* [[Richland School District Two, South Carolina|Richland School District Two]] - ''4 seats''
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* [[Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3, South Carolina|Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3]] - ''3 seats''
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| [[Darlington County School District, South Carolina|Darlington County School District]]||11/4/2014||4
* [[School District of Oconee County, South Carolina|School District of Oconee County]] - ''2 seats''
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* [[School District of Pickens County, South Carolina|School District of Pickens County]] - ''3 seats''
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| [[District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina|District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties]]||11/4/2014||3
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| [[Dorchester School District Two, South Carolina|Dorchester School District Two]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Florence Public School District One, South Carolina|Florence Public School District One]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Fort Mill Schools, South Carolina|Fort Mill Schools]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Georgetown County School District, South Carolina|Georgetown County School District]]||11/4/2014||3
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| [[Greenville County School District, South Carolina|Greenville County School District]]||11/4/2014||6
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| [[Greenwood School District 50, South Carolina|Greenwood School District 50]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Horry County Schools, South Carolina|Horry County Schools]]||11/4/2014||7
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| [[Lancaster County School District, South Carolina|Lancaster County School District]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Lexington School District One, South Carolina|Lexington School District One]]||11/4/2014||3
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| [[Richland County School District One, South Carolina|Richland County School District One]]||11/4/2014||3
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| [[Richland School District Two, South Carolina|Richland School District Two]]||11/4/2014||4
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| [[Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3, South Carolina|Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3]]||11/4/2014||3
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| [[School District of Oconee County, South Carolina|School District of Oconee County]]||11/4/2014||2
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| [[School District of Pickens County, South Carolina|School District of Pickens County]]||11/4/2014||3
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::''See also: [[Voting in South Carolina]]''
 
::''See also: [[Voting in South Carolina]]''
 
===Important voting information===
 
===Important voting information===
* [[South Carolina]] uses an [[open primary]] system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
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* {{online voter registration by state|state=South Carolina|allow=|website=https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx|other=}}
 
* {{online voter registration by state|state=South Carolina|allow=|website=https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx|other=}}
 
===Voting absentee===
 
===Voting absentee===

Revision as of 17:26, 12 March 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in South Carolina
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in South Carolina
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



South Carolina

The state of South Carolina will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in South Carolina
Filing deadline for party candidates March 30, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 10, 2014
Primary election date June 10, 2014
U.S. Senate special election (primary) June 10, 2014
School board election June 10, 2014
Filing deadline for independent candidates for general election July 15, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 4, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
U.S. Senate special election (general) November 4, 2014
School board elections November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in South Carolina in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Unscheduled electiond
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in South Carolina

State Executive Officials


See also: South Carolina state executive official elections, 2014

The South Carolina gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014.[1]

Incumbent Nikki Haley (R) ran successfully for re-election in 2014.[2] Republican State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr. considered challenging Haley for the party's nomination but announced on January 25, 2013 that he would seek re-election to his current post as treasurer instead.[1] Without Loftis, the list of potential Republican primary candidates was still long and included two fellow officials from the executive branch: Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell and Attorney General Alan Wilson. Haley ultimately did not face a primary challenge and maintained a lead over Democratic candidate state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in early polling.

Haley won the general election and will serve another four-year term in office.[1]


South Carolina State Legislature


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. Senate elections in South Carolina
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date
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U.S. Senate elections in South Carolina

See also: United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014, United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina in 2014.

Voters in South Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 4, 2014.[6]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R). Graham was first elected in 2002.

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Republicans
Democratic

Race background

Primary vulnerability

Graham was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators were Republican.[11]

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Special elections by date


* November 4, 2014 *

South Carolina will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The seat will be a two-year term. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R).

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Senator Jim DeMint (R).

On December 17, 2012, The Associated Press revealed that Scott had been chosen by Gov. Nikki Haley to take over for DeMint after he left to become President of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.

Tim Scott will be the first African-American Senator from the South since Reconstruction.[12]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor Nikki Haley had to appoint a candidate to fill DeMint's vacated seat until the special election in 2014.[13] The following individuals had been mentioned as possible candidates for appointment to fill the seat. Although U.S. Rep. Tim Scott was selected for appointment, the rest could still run in the special election to serve the remainder of the term in 2014.

Republican Party Tim Scott, current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 1Green check mark transparent.png[13][14][15][16][17]
Democratic Party Rick Wade
Democratic Party Joyce Dickerson[18]
Independent Brandon Armstrong[19]
Rumored
Republican Party Joe Wilson, current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 2[13][14]
Republican Party Jeff Duncan, current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 3[13][14][15]
Republican Party Trey Gowdy, current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 4[14][17]
Republican Party Mick Mulvaney, current U.S. Congressman, South Carolina, District 5[13][15]
Republican Party Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General[14][15]
Republican Party Henry McMaster, former State Attorney General[14][15][16][17]
Republican Party Nathan Ballentine, State Representative, District 71[14]
Republican Party David Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador[15]
Republican Party Jenny Sanford, former South Carolina First Lady[17]
Republican Party Catherine Templeton, head of state Department of Health and Environmental Control[17]
Rumored but withdrew
Republican Party Tom Davis, State Senator, District 46[14][15][16][20]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Carolina
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in South Carolina will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 4, 2014.[6]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six of the seven congressional seats from South Carolina.

Members of the U.S. House from South Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 6 6
Total 7 7

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the seven congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Mark Sanford Ends.png Republican 1
Joe Wilson Ends.png Republican 2
Jeff Duncan Ends.png Republican 3
Trey Gowdy Ends.png Republican 4
Mick Mulvaney Ends.png Republican 5
James Clyburn Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Tom Rice Ends.png Republican 7

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party candidates


3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


5th Congressional District

General election candidates

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


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State executive official elections in South Carolina

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See also: South Carolina state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in South Carolina
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Ten state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of South Carolina.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in South Carolina:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General election

Republican Party Nikki Haley - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png[33][34]
Democratic Party Vincent Sheheen - State Senator[35]
Libertarian Party Steve French[36]
Independent Morgan Reeves - United Citizens Party candidate[35]

Withdrawn

Libertarian Party Ralph Allen Beach[37][35]
Independent Tom Ervin[35][38]

Declined

Republican Party Alan Wilson - Attorney General of South Carolina[33]
Republican Party Tom Davis - State Senator
Republican Party Bobby Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives[33]
Republican Party Glenn McConnell - Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina[39]
Republican Party Mick Mulvaney - U.S. Representative[33]
Republican Party Tim Scott - U.S. Senator[33]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Democratic Party Bakari Sellers - State representative[40][41][42]
Republican Party Henry McMaster Green check mark transparent.png - former South Carolina Attorney General [35]

Defeated in primary or runoff

Republican Party Mike Campbell[43]
Republican Party Ray Moore[43]

Ineligible to run

Democratic Party John McGill - Incumbent

Withdrew

Republican Party Pat McKinney - Retired Charleston developer[44]
Republican Party Glenn McConnell - Incumbent, withdrew to become President of the College of Charleston[45][46]
Republican Party Bill Connor - Orangeburg attorney[40][35]
Republican Party Ralph Norman - State representative[47][35]

Attorney General


Republican Party Alan Wilson - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Parnell Diggs - Attorney[48]

Secretary of State


Republican Party Mark Hammond - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ginny Deerin - Democratic operative and nonprofit consultant[49]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr.
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2011 Yes Republican Party Curtis Loftis, Jr. Republican Party Curtis Loftis, Jr. No
Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
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2002 Yes Republican Party Richard Eckstrom
Democratic Party Kyle Herbert
Republican Party Richard Eckstrom No
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais
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2011 No Republican Party Molly Mitchell Spearman
Democratic Party Tom Thompson
Independent Ed Murray
Republican Party Molly Mitchell Spearman No
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
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2005 Yes Republican Party Hugh Weathers
Independent David Edmond
Independent Emile DeFelice
Republican Party Hugh Weathers No
Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
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2011 Yes Republican Party Robert E. Livingston, Jr. Republican Party Robert E. Livingston, Jr. No


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State House elections in South Carolina

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See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Carolina House of Representatives:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 46 46
     Republican Party 78 77
     Vacant 0 1
Total 124 124

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124

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School board elections in South Carolina

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and South Carolina school board elections, 2014

A total of 23 South Carolina school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 92 seats up for election. Kershaw County School District will hold elections on June 10, 2014. Board elections in 22 districts are scheduled on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 483,772 K-12 students.[50]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated March 10, 2014

A total of 669 school districts are holding elections for 2,149 seats in 2014. These elections will take place in 39 states. This list breaks down the South Carolina school board elections in chronological order:

2014 South Carolina School Board Elections
District Date Seats
Kershaw County School District 6/10/2014 4
Aiken County Public School District 11/4/2014 5
Anderson School District One 11/4/2014 4
Anderson School District Five 11/4/2014 4
Beaufort County School District 11/4/2014 6
Berkley County School District 11/4/2014 4
Charleston County School District 11/4/2014 4
Darlington County School District 11/4/2014 4
District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties 11/4/2014 3
Dorchester School District Two 11/4/2014 4
Florence Public School District One 11/4/2014 4
Fort Mill Schools 11/4/2014 4
Georgetown County School District 11/4/2014 3
Greenville County School District 11/4/2014 6
Greenwood School District 50 11/4/2014 4
Horry County Schools 11/4/2014 7
Lancaster County School District 11/4/2014 4
Lexington School District One 11/4/2014 3
Richland County School District One 11/4/2014 3
Richland School District Two 11/4/2014 4
Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3 11/4/2014 3
School District of Oconee County 11/4/2014 2
School District of Pickens County 11/4/2014 3


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Voting in South Carolina

See also: Voting in South Carolina

Important voting information

  • 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.[3][4][5]
  • As of December 2014, South Carolina is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in South Carolina, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

South Carolina is one of eight states that allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends at 5 p.m. the day prior to election day.[51][52]

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. Falling into any of the following categories is a valid reason:

  • a student away at college (or a spouse or dependent residing with the student)
  • a member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, or a spouse or dependent residing with such a person
  • a person with a job that prevents you from voting in person on election day
  • physically disabled
  • away on vacation on election day
  • 65 or older
  • confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • on jury duty in state or federal court on election day
  • a certified poll watchers or poll managers

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

South Carolina ranked 40th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. South Carolina received an overall score of 58 percent.[53]

See also

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