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Organisation : South Carolina State Election Commission
Facility : Berkeley and Charleston & Greenville Special Election 2017
Election Date : January 16th 2018
Country : United States
State : South Carolina
Website : https://www.scvotes.org/
South Carolina Special Election
State House of Representatives District 99 Special Election
January 16, 2018 – Berkeley and Charleston Counties
Related : SEC South Carolina Voter Frequently Asked Questions : www.electionin.org/846.html
Important Dates & Deadlines
Noon, Friday, September 15 – Filing Opens
Noon, Saturday, September 23 – Filing Closes
October 15 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primary
November 14 – Primary
November 28 – Primary Runoff
December 17 – Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election
January 16 – Special Election
Candidate Filing Information
** Candidates file at the county voter registration and election office in their county of residence. Click here for office addresses and phone numbers.
** The filing fee for this office is $100.00. The filing fee is paid by Democratic and Republican party candidates only. Filing fees can be made by check or money order.
** Filing fee checks should be made out to the appropriate State party.
The Electoral College in South Carolina :
** Any certified party nominating candidates for President and Vice President must nominate eight candidates for electors.
** Petition candidates for President and Vice President must also nominate eight candidates for electors.
** Each candidate for elector must declare which candidate for President and Vice President he will vote for if elected.
** At least sixty days prior to Election Day, the political parties and petition candidates file their electors’ names along with their candidate declarations with the Secretary of State.
** On Election Day, the names for candidates for President and Vice President appear on the ballot.
** Votes for the candidates for President and Vice President named on the ballot are actually votes for the political parties’ electors or the petition candidates’ electors.
** After the election, the State Board of Canvassers meets to certify the election.
** Certified results are sent to the Secretary of State.
** Electors must convene at 11:00 a.m., on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, in the Secretary of State’s office.
** The electors then vote by ballot for President and Vice President.
** Those elected must vote for the candidate for whom they declared.
** Any person selected to fill a vacancy in the Electoral College must vote for the same candidate for whom the person he is replacing declared.
** Any elector who votes contrary to their declaration shall be deemed guilty of violating the election laws of the State and upon conviction shall be punished according to law.
** However, the executive committee of the party from which an elector was elected may relieve the elector from the obligation of his declaration when, in its judgment, circumstances shall have arisen which, in the opinion of the committee, it would not be in the best interest of the State for the elector to cast his ballot for such a candidate.
Assistance At Polls
Assistance in marking a ballot is allowed only if the voter is blind, illiterate or physically handicapped. A voter entitled to receive assistance may choose anyone to assist except his employer, agent of his employer, or an officer or agent of his union.
Any voter who, because of physical handicap or age (65 or older), cannot enter the polling place in which he is registered to vote, or is unable to stand in line to vote, may vote outside that polling place in the closest available parking area utilizing the vehicle in which he has driven or has been driven to the polls.