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December 3, 2013 Election Results

November 5, 2013 Election Results

April 17, 2012 Runoff Election Results

April 3, 2012 Election Results

July 27, 2010 Special Election Runoff Results

July 13, 2010 Special Election Results

April 20, 2010 Runoff Election Results

April 6, 2010 Election Results

April 1, 2008 Election Results

April 4, 2006 Election Results

April 6, 2004 Election Results

April 2, 2002 Election Results

April 4, 2000 Election Results

April 7, 1998 Election Results

 

Getting Ready to Vote

Voter's Registration: To vote in South Carolina you must be registered. The online voter registration is available at www.scvotes.org.

 

Check your voter registration information at www.scvotes.org before heading to the polls.

 

Absentee Voting: To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the fifteen (15) criteria.

 

Voter ID Law (Printer friendly version ): State law requires you to provide a photo ID at the polls. Free Photo IDs are provided at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Richland County Voter Registration Office.

 

Failsafe Voting: Failsafe voting is designed to allow registered voters of Richland County (and two precincts in Lexington*) who have moved into the City of Columbia, but failed to update their address, to update their address on Election Day and vote.

 

Student Voting: College Students may register to vote where they reside while attending college. Students can use the following documents as proof of residency:

 

  • a copy of a current, valid photo ID (driver's license, student ID, DMV-issued ID cards, etc.)
  • copy of a bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address in the county

 

Many college students who live on campus receive their mail at a campus post office box. These students must register at the physical address of their dormitory. The student's P.O. Box can be provided for mailing and contact purposes.

 

Candidates

Citizens desiring to be candidates must pay $180 for Mayor and $90 for Councilmember offices and file a Statement of Intention of Candidacy with the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC.

 

Election Day

  • Candidates: The list of candidates will be updated as new candidates file.
  • Polling Locations: Please verify your polling location prior to an election.

 

Forms of Government

Facts on the Forms of Government (This brochure was produced by the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area.)

Forms of Local Government (This presentation was produced by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.)

 

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