Election 2024
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A Senate district that touches parts of Sumter, Kershaw, Richland and Lee counties will have a new face representing its constituents after the November general election, and candidates from both parties are vying for the spot. Three-term state … more
As candidates work to keep their names on the ballots at both the local and state levels ahead of the primaries, locals may see an increase in political signage throughout the area. Did you know that the City of Sumter and Sumter County have … more
The 2024 primaries are on Tuesday, June 11, for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. You can vote in either but not both. The early voting period for them is from May 28 to June 7. Early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 … more
There are two early voting centers for the June Primary election: - Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main St., Room 114 and Room 211 - Delaine Elementary School, 5355 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgefield Early voting for the primaries begins May … more
Party primaries that will set the stage locally and nationally for the November election will take place Tuesday, June 11, but there are opportunities to cast your vote early. Two early voting centers will be available for the … more
STAFF REPORT The Sumter County Soil and Water Conservation District will have one district commissioner position on the Nov. 5, 2024, General Election ballot. Conservation district commissioners are non-salaried officials. The election of … more
On April 24, a Richland County judge heard a motion for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against the South Carolina Democratic Party. According to information given to The Sumter Item, Judge Joslyn Newman presided over the … more
November is seven months away, which means the area has a list of some of the South Carolina state and Clarendon County elections this year. Listed are current elected officials and candidates running for the seats. 6th Congressional District, … more
It's budget season in Clarendon County, and with that comes elected officials presenting their budget requests to county council members, with one elected official requesting an assistant for a fourth time. For the upcoming fiscal year 2024-25 … more
In 2022, South Carolina House Rep. Fawn Pedalino, of District 64, won the seat with 55.12% of the vote, or 7,758 votes, over first-term incumbent Kimberly Johnson's 6,303 votes. This was the first time in four decades a Republican has held the … more
Here are some of the South Carolina state and local Sumter elections in 2024 with current elected officials and candidates who have filed for those seats below each current elected official (this is the most recent information shown on the state's … more
Clarendon County held special elections for Summerton and Manning mayoral races on Tuesday, April 2, and the official results are in. Manning Mayor Julia Nelson will continue to serve her community … more
Clarendon County held special elections for Summerton and Manning Mayoral races on Tuesday, April 2 and the unofficial results are in. According to the Clarendon County Voter Registration Office the … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School will see no changeover in its nine-member board of directors this year after three incumbents for elected seats won uncontested races recently and two appointed directors were reappointed. Jenny Knopf, the Rev. Marion … more
A lifelong Camden resident is running for South Carolina Senate seat 35, which is currently held by three-term South Carolina Democratic Sen. J. Thomas McElveen III. McElveen told The Sumter Item earlier this month that he will not be seeking … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal court on Thursday ruled that this year's congressional elections in South Carolina will be held under a map that it had already deemed unconstitutional and … more
South Carolina Sen. Kevin Johnson has filed for reelection for his fourth term as senator serving District 36 with two people filing to run against him as Republicans. Johnson has served in the South … more
This past weekend, Republican Duke Buckner officially filed his candidacy for U.S. Congress for the S.C. Sixth Congressional District to run against current Congressman James E. Clyburn. He … more
Eugene R. Baten, Sumter County’s District 7 Democratic councilman, will not seek re-election after 20 years of serving on Sumter County Council. District 7 encompasses east Sumter before … more
Congressman James E. Clyburn filed for re-election and discussed everything he has secured for rural South Carolina during a news conference. On Monday morning, March 18, Clyburn spoke at Allen … more
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