August 15th - 12:00noon - a) Deadline to check petitions and certify petition candidates. b) Deadline to certify referendum questions to the county election commission to be placed on General Election ballot. c) Deadline for political parties to certify candidates to appropriate election commission. d) Deadlin for nonpartisan candidates to file and be certified for General Election ballot (actual filing deadlines for some non-partisan offices could differ according to local legislation.)
August 25th - Governor Haley & Senator Graham to join Senator Marco Rubio at US Rep. Jeff Duncan’s 4th Annual Faith and Freedom BBQ - Anderson, SC- South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan announced today that in addition to keynote speaker Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Governor Haley and Senator Graham would also be in attendance for his annual Faith & Freedom BBQ being held on August 25th at the Anderson Civic Center. Duncan, a two-term Congressman from Laurens is holding the event for the fourth year. Previous speakers have included Senators Jim DeMint, Tim Scott, Rand Paul, and former SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly.
Last year’s event drew a crowd of just under 1,000 and attracted the attention of the national media. Duncan said this year’s the event will place an added emphasis on honoring veterans. “Without our veterans, we wouldn’t have any freedom to celebrate. We owe them everything, and it’s important for us to honor them both with our words and our actions.”
The cost to attend is $25 a person, $40 a couple, with children under 12 eating for free. As part of the event’s emphasis on honoring members of the Armed Forces, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, guardsmen, and their families will be able to attend the event free of charge as long as they RSVP. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.JeffDuncan.com, e-mailing Drea Byars at Drea@JeffDuncan.com , or by calling 803-413-5951.
September 2nd - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Walhalla, Easley & Greer
September 3rd - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Anderson, Greenwood & North Augusta
September 4th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Orangeburg, Hampton
September 5th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant & Goose Creek
September 5th - Deadline to publish first public notice of General Election in newspaper of general circulation in county.
September 8th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meeting in Gaffney & Spartanburg
September 9th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Clinton, Newberry & Irmo
September 10th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Camden, Fort Mill & Rock Hill
September 12th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meetings in Georgetown & N. Myrtle Beach
September 13th - Tom Ervin Town Hall Meeting in Myrtle Beach
September 15th - Deadline for county election commission to provide copies of general election absentee ballot styles to SEC.
September 19th - Deadline to publish second public notice of General Election (must be published two weeks after first notice.)
September 20th - Deadline to mail absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.)
Oceober 4th - Deadling to register to vote in General Election.
November 4th - General Election Day
November 5th - Deadline for county election commissions to transmit unofficial results to SEC.
November 7th - Deadline for county election commissions to hold provisional ballot hearing, canvass votes, and certify results. County election commissions should transmit official results to SEC by 1:00pm.
November 12th - 12:00noon - Deadline for filing protests of county-level offices with county election commissions.
November 14th - Deadline for State Board of Canvassers to certify General Election results.
November 17th - Protest hearings held by county election commissions for countywide or less than countywide elections.
November 19th - Latest possible date for protests of federal, state or multi-county offices to be filed with the State Board of Canvassers. Actual deadline is noon on the fifth day following State Board certification.
November 24th - 12:00noon - a) Deadline to file appeal of county board decision to State Board. b) Deadline to submit transcript of protest hearing to the State Board.
December 8th - 12:00noon - a) Latest possible date for State Board to hear appeals. Appeals must be heard not later than noon, Monday following filing of appeal. b) Latest possible date for State Board to hear protests of federal, state, or multi-county offices. Protests must be heard not earlier than the fifth nor later than the 25th day following filing of protest.
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