State of the State
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There are 124 seats in the House (65% R) and 46 seats in the Senate (65% R). House members serve 2-year terms and Senate members serve 4-year terms with no term limits. Elections occur in even years with all House and Senate seats up every 2 years and all Senate seats up every 4 years (in presidential election (leap) years).
State Legislative Term
January 11, 2022 - May 12, 2022. Session limited to end 1st Thursday in June.
State Elected Officials
The Governor (R), SOS (R) and AG (R) are elected for a 4-year terms in midterm elections. The Governor is limited to 2 consecutive terms and the SOS and AG have no term limits. The next election is in 2022.
State Supreme Court
There are 5 judges, appointed by the state legislature. A commission submits a list of 3 names to the general assembly. The general assembly either chooses 1 of the 3 or rejects them all. They serve 10-year terms after which they are subject to re-election by the legislature. All 5 judges were appointed by the state legislature. Vacancies are filled by legislative appointment to serve the rest of the unexpired term.
US Representatives & Senators
Senate seats (R) are up in 2022 and 2026. House seats (6R, 1D) are up in even years
Congressional and state legislative district lines are drawn by the state legislature. These lines are subject to veto by the governor. There are 7 congressional, 46 state senate and 124 state house districts.
South Carolina Legislation
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South Carolina Litigation
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