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Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

June 19, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
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The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know.

Not everyone is eligible to vote in the runoff. The runoff is a continuation of the primary vote. If you voted in the primary, you may only vote in the runoff of the same party you originally chose. For example, if you voted in the Republican primary on June 20, you may only vote in the Republican runoff. Check your sample ballots to see if you have any candidates to vote on. If you did not vote in the primary, you may vote in either party’s runoff.

If a single candidate did not receive more than 50% of the overall vote in the primary, the two candidates with the highest percentages will compete in the runoff election. The candidate that receives the most votes wins the runoff.

Vote at your regular precinct. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Here is a list of candidates participating in the runoffs.

Democratic Primary

U.S. House of Representatives District 2

  • Sean Carrigan
  • Annabelle Robertson

U.S. House of Representatives District 4

  • Brandon P Brown
  • Doris Lee Turner

U.S. House of Representatives District 7

  • Mal Hyman
  • Robert Williams

State House of Representatives District 77

  • Kambrell Garvin
  • Joe McEachern

Chester County Council District 2

  • Chris Melvin
  • Mike Vaughn

Dillon County Council District 7

  • Stevie Grice
  • Corey Jackson

Marion County Council District 3

  • James P Gause
  • Tom Shaw

Marlboro County Council District 7

  • Steve Blackmon
  • R Chris Brown

Republican Primary

Governor

  • Henry McMaster
  • John Warren

Attorney General

  • Todd Atwater
  • Alan Wilson

U.S. House of Representatives District 4

  • Lee Bright
  • William Timmons

State House of Representatives District 5

  • Neal Collins
  • Allan Quinn

State House of Representatives District 87

  • Paula Rawl Calhoon
  • Todd Carnes

State House of Representatives District 110

  • William S Cogswell Jr
  • Russell Guerard

Beaufort County Council District 9

  • Mark Lawson
  • Mike Raymond

Florence County Auditor

  • Debra G Dennis
  • Betty B Dowling

Kershaw County Sheriff

  • Lee Boan
  • Jack Rushing

Kershaw County Council District 5

  • David Snodgrass
  • Brant Tomlinson

Laurens County Council District 1

  • Susan K Thackston
  • Kemp Younts

 

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