Election Day is just around the corner, Tues., Nov. 8, and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information to get you ready to head to the polls, including who (and what) will be on your ballot.
What are we voting on?
In Greenville County, you’ll be voting for Governor, a US Senator and US House Representative, SC Superintendent of Education, State House representatives, county seats, two amendments, and other local offices.
- Henry McMaster (incumbent), Republican
- Joe Cunningham, Democrat
- Bruce Reeves, Libertarian
- Tim Scott (incumbent), Republican
- Krystle Matthews, Democrat
US House SC District 3
- Jeff Duncan (incumbent), Republican
US House SC District 4
- William Timmons (incumbent), Republican
SC Superintendent of Education
- Ellen Weaver, Republican
- Lisa Ellis, Democrat
- Patricia Mickel, Green Party
SC Secretary of State
- Mark Hammond (incumbent), Republican
- Rosemounda Peggy Butler, Democrat
SC Attorney General
- Alan Wilson (incumbent), Republican
- Curtis Loftis (incumbent), Republican
- Sarah Work, Alliance Party
SC Commissioner of Agriculture
- Hugh Weathers (incumbent), Republican
- David Edmond, Green Party
- Chris Nelums, United Citizens Party
SC Comptroller General
- Richard Eckstrom (incumbent), Republican
In addition to these state races, State House seats for local districts + County Council seats are up for grabs.
To find out who’s on your ballot, determine your district with these interactive maps + resources, then use your districts to identify your candidates.
You can also identify your voting district by checking your voter registration status or sample ballot. Find information on how congressional and state legislative district boundaries are established here.
- Amendment one would increase the state’s General Reserve Fund from 5% to 7% of state general fund revenue incrementally by one-half percent each year.
- Amendment two would increase the Capital Reserve Fund from 2% to 3% of state general fund revenue.
Are you registered?
Before you vote, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote has passed for this election.
For context, the deadline to register to vote in person + update your address is 30 days before Election Day.
Find your polling location
Greenville County polling places will be open on Tues., Nov. 8 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, you can request voter information that provides your registration status + polling location.
Early voting is available until Sat., Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the following locations:
- County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 301 University Ridge, Ste. 1900
- Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr.
- Greer Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Ave., Greer
- Mauldin Senior Center, 203 Corn Rd.
- Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 710 S. Fairfield Rd.
- Simpsonville Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4 Harrison Bridge Rd., Simpsonville
- Travelers Rest Council Chambers, 125 Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest
You’ll be asked to show a photo ID when checking in to vote.
Voting absentee? Completed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 8, to be counted. That means you should hand-deliver your ballot it to the Greenville County Voter Registration Office (301 University Ridge, Ste. 1900) since we are less than a week from Election Day. You will be asked to show a photo ID when returning your ballot.
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot passed.
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