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.
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.
for an updated list of ballot candidates by county as of June 8.
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
U.S. District 3 - Democrat
Brian Ryan B Doyle
State Senate District 18 - Republican
Kara Gormley Meador
State Senate District 20 - Democrat
State Senate District 35 - Republican
State Senate District 35 - Democrat
E B Mac McLeod
State Senate District 10 - Republican
Jennings G McAbee Sr
State Senate District 26 - Republican
State House of Representatives:
State House District 39 - Republican
Ralph Shealy Kennedy
Jim Wiz Wiszowaty
State House District 41 - Democrat
Annie E McDaniel
State House District 75 - Republican
Kirkman Finlay III
State House District 77 - Republican
Lexington Coroner - Republican
Frank E Barron III
Harry O Harman Jr
Lexington County Treasurer - Republican
Lexington Register of Deeds - Republican
Debra M Debbie Gunter
Lexington County Council District 6 - Republican
Richlan County Council District 7 - Democrat
Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy
Fairfield Sheriff - Democrat
Eddie L Big Ed White
Herman W Young
Fairfield Clerk of Court - Democrat
Betty Jo Beckham
Dorothy Boyd Belton
Saluda Sheriff - Republican
Saluda Sheriff - Democrat
John C Perry
Saluda County District 4 - Republican
Lee County Clerk of Court - Democrat
James I Davis
Lee Coroner - Democrat
J D Dellinger
Larry J Logan
Lee County Council District 1 - Democrat
R Travis Windham
Sumter Sheriff - Democrat
Alexander Dukes Sr
Benny L Webb
Sumter Coroner - Democrat
Sumter Auditor - Democrat
Thomas H Bultman
Lauretha A McCants
Sumter County Council District 1 - Democrat
Naomi D Sanders
Calhoun County Council District 2 - Democrat
Orangeburg Sheriff - Democrat
Orangeburg Clerk of Court - Democrat
Winnifa B Clark
Zachariah E Johnson
Orangeburg County Council District 4 - Democrat
Orangeburg County council District 5 - Democrat
Delano Del Scott