Sumter ballot names to know before June 11 primaries


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 p.m. See page A7 to find your precinct.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the primaries is May 31 by 5 p.m.

Polling places are open on June 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 election commission website):

5th Congressional District, Rep. Ralph Norman

Ralph Norman - R

Evangeline Hundley - D

6th Congressional District, Rep. James E. Clyburn

James E. Clyburn - D

Duke Buckner - R

Gregg Marcel Dixon - United Citizens party

Joseph Oddo - Alliance party

Justin Scott - R

Michael Simpson - Libertarian party

29th Senatorial District, Sen. Gerald Malloy

Gerald Malloy - D

JD Chaplin - R

35th Senatorial District, Sen. Thomas McElveen

Lindsay Agostini - R

Christina Allard - R

Jerry Chivers - R

Austin B. Floyd Jr. - D

Jeffrey R. Graham - D

Mike Jones - R

Lucy Mahon - D

Dwight C. Moore - D

Melissa J. Weeks-Richardson - D

36th Senatorial District, Sen. Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson - D

Eleazer Leazer Carter - D

Leon Winn - R

Jeff Zell - R

House District 50, Rep. William W. Wheeler III

William W. Wheeler III - D

House District 51, Rep. David Weeks

David Weeks - D

House District 64, Rep. Fawn M. Pedalino

Fawn M. Pedalino - R

Quadri Bell - D

Arthur Moyd - D

House District 67, Rep. Murrell Smith

Murrell Smith - R

Sumter County Council District 1, Councilman Carlton B. Washington

Carlton B. Washington - D

Angus McDuffie - R

Sumter County Council District 3, Councilman Jimmy Byrd Jr.

Jimmy Byrd - R

Sumter County Council District 5, Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney

Vivian Fleming-McGhaney - D

Shery White - R

County Council District 7, Councilman Eugene Baten

Tasha Gardner-Greene - D

Gloria Lee - D

Michael Leviner - R

Filing for Sumter School District Board of Trustees and for Sumter City Council seats, both non-partisan boards, opens at noon Aug. 1 and closes at noon Aug. 15. Filing for city seats is done with the city clerk.