State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

South Carolina Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): State Elections Commission (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process: Appointed by the Governor
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Prepares election calendar
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Secondary Official(s): County Elections Commissions
Election/Appointment Process:
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions


Current Official(s):Marci Andino, Executive Director; John H. Hudgens, III, Chairman, Cynthia M. Bensch, Tracey C. Green, Pamella B. Pinson, Edward K. Pritchard, Jr.
Public Office Experience:
Reelection/Reappointment Date: Pritchard: 2008; Bensch, Green, Hudgens, and Pinson 2010
Primary Date: June 13th, 2006
Contact Information:
State Election Commission
P.O. Box 5987
Columbia, SC 29250-5987
Main Number: (803) 734-9060
Fax: (803) 734-9366
[email protected]

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