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Primary Day in South Carolina underway

Polls are now open across South Carolina voters cast their ballots for primaries to select Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress, the Statehouse and local offices.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WPDE/AP) -- Polls are now open across South Carolina voters cast their ballots for primaries to select Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress, the Statehouse and local offices.


But Tuesday's voting comes after the South Carolina Supreme Court removed more than 200 candidates from consideration because of improper paperwork.


A flurry of legal actions tried to restore those candidates' names, and most of them failed.


Officials say more than 430,000 registered voters will have no one to vote for after the high court ruled that candidates who failed to file the paperwork properly weren't eligible for the election and wouldn't be counted.


Nearly 300 polling places in 14 counties won't even open Tuesday because there are no races to decide.



Polls that are in operation today are open until 7 p.m.




You can
check your voter registration status on the South Carolina Election Commission website.



You will have to choose if you want to vote Democrat or Republican in the primary. You cannot vote in both. Whichever party you choose, you'll have to vote for the same party if there's a runoff.



Runoffs are scheduled for June 26th. The general election is November 6th.



(The Associated Press and CarolinaLive.com contributed to this report.)




Click here to find out where to vote.



Click here
for an updated list of ballot candidates by county as of June 8.



Click here
for an updated list of certified Republican candidates as of June 11.


Click here for an updated list of certified Democratic candidates as of June 8.



Who is running in the South Carolina Primary?



U.S. House of Representatives:


U.S. House District 2 - Republican

Phil Black

Joe Wilson


U.S. District 3 - Democrat

Brian Ryan B Doyle

Cason Gaither





State Senate:


State Senate District 18 - Republican

Rich Bolen

Ronnie Cromer

Alan Hunter

Kara Gormley Meador


State Senate District 20 - Democrat

Norman Jackson

Robert Rikard


State Senate District 35 - Republican

Tony Barwick

Eddie Drayton

Wade Kolb


State Senate District 35 - Democrat

Thomas McElveen

E B Mac McLeod


State Senate District 10 - Republican

Jennings G McAbee Sr

Chet Royston


State Senate District 26 - Republican

Duane Naquin

Deedee Vaughters



State House of Representatives:


State House District 39 - Republican

Ralph Shealy Kennedy

Jim Wiz Wiszowaty


State House District 41 - Democrat

MaryGail Douglas

Paul Dove

Annie E McDaniel

Palmer Nicholson

E Sutton


State House District 75 - Republican

Jim Corbett

Kirkman Finlay III


State House District 77 - Republican

Joe McEachern

Chris Sullivan





Other:


Lexington Coroner - Republican

Frank E Barron III

Harry O Harman Jr


Lexington County Treasurer - Republican

Bill Banning

Jim Eckstrom


Lexington Register of Deeds - Republican

Dan Gregory

Debra M Debbie Gunter


Lexington County Council District 6 - Republican

Johnny Jeffcoat

Cory Norris


Richlan County Council District 7 - Democrat

Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy

Torrey Rush


Fairfield Sheriff - Democrat

Will Montgomery

Eddie L Big Ed White

Herman W Young


Fairfield Clerk of Court - Democrat

Betty Jo Beckham

Dorothy Boyd Belton


Saluda Sheriff - Republican

Pat Griffith

Russ Padgett


Saluda Sheriff - Democrat

Jeff Herlong

John C Perry


Saluda County District 4 - Republican

Carey Bedenbaugh

Jacob Schumpert


Lee County Clerk of Court - Democrat

James I Davis

Windi King


Lee Coroner - Democrat

J D Dellinger

Larry J Logan


Lee County Council District 1 - Democrat

Mattie Magazine-Westry

R Travis Windham


Sumter Sheriff - Democrat

Anthony Dennis

Alexander Dukes Sr

Aaron Vaughn

Benny L Webb


Sumter Coroner - Democrat

Harvin Bullock

Bobby Galiano

Isaac Johnson

Shawn Ragin


Sumter Auditor - Democrat

Thomas H Bultman

Lauretha A McCants


Sumter County Council District 1 - Democrat

Alphonso Johnson

Naomi D Sanders


Calhoun County Council District 2 - Democrat

Pamela Claxton

Ken Westbury


Orangeburg Sheriff - Democrat

Roger Heaton

Leroy Ravenell


Orangeburg Clerk of Court - Democrat

Winnifa B Clark

Zachariah E Johnson


Orangeburg County Council District 4 - Democrat

Joe Garvin

Heyward Livingston


Orangeburg County council District 5 - Democrat

Janie Cooper

Delano Del Scott

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