The US House District 1 Special Election is on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST). The last day to vote by in person absentee is Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
US House District 1 Sample Ballot
If you are unsure of your district information or where you vote, you can view district information here or your polling location here. Please note the polling locations may have been temporarily moved for this election only.
Primary Elections—Voter Can Only Vote in One Party’s Primary
South Carolina law requires that to vote in a primary election, the voter must choose one political party in which to cast his ballot. By voting in a party’s primary, the voter is selecting representatives to run in the general election for that political party (Section 7-13-1010)
Primary Runoff Elections
When a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes in the first primary, a runoff must be held 2 weeks later. A voter is entitled to vote in this runoff election under 2 conditions:
• If a voter cast a ballot in a particular party’s primary, this voter may cast a ballot only in that same party’s runoff election.
• If a voter did not cast a ballot in either party’s primary, this voter may cast a ballot in either party’s runoff election.
For example, if a voter casts a ballot in the Republican primary, this voter can also cast a ballot in the Republican runoff election; however, this voter cannot cast a ballot in the Democratic runoff election. If there is no Republican runoff election, this voter still cannot cast a ballot in the Democratic runoff election (Sections 7-13-50, 7-13-1040, 7-17-610).