The Green Papers: South Carolina 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 11 June 2024
Primary Runoff (US House CD 3 Rep): Tuesday 25 June 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Sunday 17 March - Monday 1 April 2024 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 11 June 2024 - Primary . Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 25 June 2024 - Primary Runoff (US House CD 3 Rep) . Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Monday 15 July 2024 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Independent/President .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,124,712 (1.65% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:9(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Columbia
 

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South Carolina State and Local Government

South Carolina 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.

The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.

A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.

While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot. [Section 7-11-10]

13 May 2022: Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) signed S 0108 {Rat #165} that bans fusion voting (candidates can run under the banner of mulitiple parties) effective in 2023.

The Alliance, Constitution, Green, Independence, Labor, Libertarian, United Citizens, and Working Families Parties may nominate by convention.


Candidate Tracking from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Schedules of Elections by Year from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

11 June 2024 primary results, results, and results from media sources.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Lindsey Olin Graham
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Lindsey Olin Graham
FEC S0SC00149
  Candidate Republican     Ethan Clay Holliman
FEC S6SC04189

Class 3 Republican Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
Served in U.S. House- first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012. Appointed to the U.S. Senate: 2 January 2013 (re: resignation of Senator James W. "Jim" DeMint [Republican]); first elected in a special election: 4 November 2014; re-elected: 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028
12 April 2023: Announced Presidential Exploratory Committee.
12 November 2023: "I love America more today than I did on May 22nd, but when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign...."

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Henry Dargan McMaster
24 January 2017: Ascended to the Governor's Chair following the resignation of Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) who became United Nations Ambassador; first elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. (Beginning in 2018, the Lieutenant Governor will be elected on same ticket with the Governor.)

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Pamela S. Evette
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (5 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Nancy Ruth Mace
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael B. Moore
FEC H4SC01297; 22 May 24; Tot $655,452; Dsb $561,553
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Nancy Ruth Mace
FEC H0SC01394; 22 May 24; Tot $2,255,002; Dsb $1,663,438

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
First Elected 18 December 2001 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Floyd Spence.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Roger David "David" Robinson, Jr.
FEC H4SC02089 or H4SC02097

FEC H4SC02089; 22 May 24; Tot $3,983; Dsb $1,391
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
FEC H2SC02059; 22 May 24; Tot $632,626; Dsb $555,518

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 17 January 2024: "Now, it is time for another man or woman to serve our District in the next congress. I will not seek re-election to the US House of Representative."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Byron L. Best
FEC H4SC03244
  Candidate Republican     Sheryl S. "Sheri" Biggs
advances to Runoff 25 June

FEC H4SC01313; 05 Jun 24; Tot $564,716; Dsb $521,647
  Candidate Republican     John Mark "Mark" Burns
advances to Runoff 25 June

FEC H2SC04147; 05 Jun 24; Tot $516,172; Dsb $406,093
  Candidate Alliance Party     former Prosperity Town Council Member Michael Edwin "Mike" Bedenbaugh
FEC H4SC03152

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kathryn C. Harvey
FEC H4SC04101; 22 May 24; Tot $116,108; Dsb $57,011
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
FEC H8SC04250; 22 May 24; Tot $1,911,071; Dsb $1,698,312
  Candidate Constitution     Mark J. Hackett
FEC H0SC06245
  Candidate Independent     Dennis Martin Gillan
FEC H4SC04119

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
First elected in a Special Election: 20 June 2017 [re: resignation of Member of Congress John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump Administration]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Evangeline S. Hundley
FEC H2SC05102; 31 Mar 24; Tot $7,203; Dsb $7,146
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
FEC H8SC05158; 22 May 24; Tot $273,261; Dsb $230,036
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Elizabeth Tedder
FEC H4SC05066

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
FEC H2SC02042; 22 May 24; Tot $1,429,301; Dsb $1,875,216
  Candidate Republican     former Walterboro Council Member Dwayne "Duke" Buckner
FEC H2SC06142; 22 May 24; Tot $93,210; Dsb $44,238
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael C. Simpson
  Candidate Alliance Party     Joseph P. Oddo
FEC H2SC02190
  Candidate United Citizens     Gregg Marcel Dixon
FEC H2SC06134; 22 May 24; Tot $89,814; Dsb $99,474

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Russell W. Fry
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mal J. Hyman
FEC H6SC07018; 22 May 24; Tot $34,904; Dsb $34,188
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Russell W. Fry
FEC H2SC07280; 22 May 24; Tot $966,282; Dsb $731,245

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Secretary of State  John Mark "Mark" Hammond
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Comptroller General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Comptroller General Brian J. Gains
Appointed 12 May 2023 by Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) [re: resignation of Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom]. As this was a recess appointment, he will serve until such time as the General Assembly shall elect a successor.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Kirkman Finlay, III
 23 March 2023: Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom, who was first elected in 2002; re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022, announced his resignation effective 30 April 2023 following a $3.5 billion error in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The state legislature will elect a replacement to fill the remainder of the 4 year term which ends in January 2027.

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Hugh E. Weathers
Named Interim Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of South Carolina on 14 September 2004 by Governor Mark Sanford upon the suspension of Republican Agriculture Commissioner Charles "Charlie" Sharpe; first elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Education Superintendent  Ellen Weaver
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 2 candidates
  American
  Labor
  United Citizens: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Workers Party
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  South Carolina Constitution
Election Authority
  South Carolina State Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  South Carolina Legislature
Democratic
  South Carolina Democratic Party
  South Carolina House Democratic Caucus
  South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  South Carolina Republican Party
  The South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus
Third Party
  Alliance Party formerly called The American Party of South Carolina
  Labor Party
  South Carolina Green Party
  South Carolina Workers Party
  South Carolina Working Families Party
  The Constitution Party of South Carolina
  The Unity Party of South Carolina
Media & others
  FITSNews - Sic Willie
  Greenville Magazine
  Lexington County Chronicle
  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
  The Item - Sumter
  The Lancaster News
  The News & Reporter - Chester County
  The Post and Courier - Charleston
  The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg
  The Union Daily Times
  WCIV TV - ABC - Mount Pleasant
  WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston
  WIS TV - NBC - Columbia
  WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia

 


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