South Carolina

South Carolina

  Voting Population

Eligibility (74.9% eligible to vote)
South Carolina, one of the original 13 colonies, attained statehood in May 1788 and has participated in every presidential election except 1864, when it had seceded from the Union. Like many other southern states, South Carolina voted almost exclusively Democratic from the time of Reconstruction through the early 1960s, before turning Republican largely in response to civil rights legislation. South Carolina was one of only six states to vote for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and has voted Republican since, except in 1976 when it voted for fellow southerner Jimmy Carter. In 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 55% to 41%.

South Carolina has 9 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Columbia, SC   •   2020 Population: 5,210,095   •   US Representatives: 7

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
58%
Republican
2016 Presidential (31.9% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (23.9% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for South Carolina. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Tim Scott Profile Picture
 Tim Scott
U.S. Senator
104 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-6121
     
Lindsey Graham Profile Picture
 Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-5972
     
Henry McMaster Profile Picture
 Henry McMaster
Governor of South Carolina
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-2100
     
Pamela Evette Profile Picture
 Pamela Evette
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-2100
     
Alan Wilson Profile Picture
 Alan Wilson
SC Attorney General  (803) 734-3970
     
Molly Spearman Profile Picture
 Molly Spearman
SC Superintendent of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-8500
 info@ed.sc.gov
     
Hugh E. Weathers Profile Picture
 Hugh E. Weathers
SC Commissioner of Agriculture  (803) 734-2190
 hweathe@scda.sc.gov
     
Mark Hammond Profile Picture
 Mark Hammond
SC Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-2170
   
Richard Eckstrom Profile Picture
 Richard Eckstrom
SC State Comptroller
1200 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-2121
 cgoffice@cg.sc.gov
   
Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. Profile Picture
 Curtis M. Loftis, Jr.
SC State Treasurer
1200 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 734-2101
 treasurer@sto.sc.gov
     

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

South Carolina will cast 9 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

Treasurer:

Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

Available Zip Codes in South Carolina

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