Friday, May 4, 2012
Today voters will learn who will be on and off next month's party primary ballots.
Upwards of 50 candidates in Lexington and Richland counties could learn today they will be off next month's party primary ballots in the wake of Wednesday's state Supreme Court ruling. About two-thirds of those candidates are expected to be in Lexington County, according to The State. The court has given the state's Democratic and Republican parties until noon to list the affected candidates. In its ruling, the court said that candidates who failed to properly file required economic interest forms must be removed from the June 12 party primary ballots per state law. As many as 100 candidates, most likely all challengers, could be affected statewide. Some political experts believe the number could be much higher. The state election …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Lexington suit that suddenly threatens the races of dozens of state and local candidates across South Carolina goes before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
What started out as a lawsuit that could impact the races of a handful of Lexington County candidates running for state and local-level offices is now rippling throughout the entire state. At stake? Dozens of candidates (at least 83 so far) could see their names pulled from the June 12 party primary ballots on account that they failed to submit legally mandated financial disclosure forms within the required timeframe. This report from SCNOW lists many of the candidates who, so far, could see their names pulled from ballots. The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the suit Tuesday morning in Columbia. The court meantime has ordered election officials to stop distributing ballots for the June primary until the matter is resolved…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ever wondered what happens to your vote once you've confirmed your electronic ballot?
Patch was granted access to the Greenville County Department of Registration and Elections on Saturday night after the Republican primary to show what happens after you, the voter, make your decision. In this Patch video, Greenville County Elections Director Conway Belangia walks you through what happens to your "personal electronic ballot" (PEB), and just what goes into tabulating the totals. South Carolina uses an electronic voting system, unlike Iowa, where its caucuses were decided by hand-written votes. That system resulted earlier this month in mass confusion, as Mitt Romney was initially declared the winner, but was later found to have finished second to Rick Santorum just this past week.