How Redistricting Happened in South Carolina

The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of South Carolina over the last 10 years.

2010

Republicans won trifecta control of the state, meaning that Republicans controlled the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.

2011

Census data delivered to South Carolina.

With trifecta control of the redistricting process, Republicans passed their preferred maps.

2018

South Carolinians have the chance to flip the governor’s seat from red to blue and elect more Democrats committed to an open and fair redistricting process in the state House.

Know the Races that Impact Redistricting

We are watching the Governor’s race and the State House.

1 Know the Decision Makers

Both congressional and state legislative maps are drawn by:

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

South Carolina Lower Chamber
44

Democratic-held
seats

79

Republican-held
seats

1 Vacant seats

South Carolina Upper Chamber
18

Democratic-held
seats

28

Republican-held
seats

4 Vote

Vote for candidates who will unrig the system. We will have a list of candidates we are supporting later in the year South Carolina.

 

Primary Election Date: June 12, 2018

General Election Date: November 6, 2018

Learn more about Ballot Initiatives in South Carolina

Get Involved in South Carolina Today

The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help in South Carolina! Here’s what you can do:

Join Organizing for ‘18

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.

Join a Local OFA Chapter

Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.

Attend Events Near You

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in South Carolina to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.

You can register to vote for the general election in South Carolina up until October 7, 2018.

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