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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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