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 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


      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