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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