South Carolina elections, 2014
|On the 2014 ballot|
|Ballot measures (4 measure)|
- 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 Tim Scott had been chosen by Gov. Nikki Haley to take over for DeMint after he leaves to become President of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.
Elections by type
|Members of the U.S. House from South Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2014||After the 2014 Election|
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?||General Election Candidates||2015 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
||2011||Yes|| Nikki Haley
|Lieutenant Governor||John McGill
||2014||No|| Henry McMaster
|Secretary of State||Mark Hammond
||2003||Yes|| Mark Hammond
|Attorney General||Michael Alan Wilson
||2011||Yes|| Alan Wilson
|Treasurer||Curtis Loftis, Jr.
||2011||Yes||Curtis Loftis, Jr.||Curtis Loftis, Jr.||No|
|Comptroller General||Richard Eckstrom
||2002||Yes|| Richard Eckstrom
|Superintendent of Education||Mick Zais
||2011||No|| Molly Mitchell Spearman
|Molly Mitchell Spearman||No|
|Commissioner of Agriculture||Hugh Weathers
||2005||Yes|| Hugh Weathers
|Adjutant General||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
||2011||Yes||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.||No|
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.