If you voted in the Democratic primary May 2, in the election to fill the S.C. Congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, can you vote Tuesday in the Republican runoff?
The answer is no.
The only registered voters barred from participating in today’s Republican primary runoff, between Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman, are those who voted in the Democratic primary May 2, said Beth Covington, a spokesperson for the York County Voter Registration and Elections Office.
Tuesday’s runnoff is a continuation of the partisan primary that started May 2.
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Voters who cast Democrat ballots May 2 can’t switch sides midstream and vote Republican today, she said.
In South Carolina, voters do not register with any political party. People simply register to vote.
Any registered voter in House District 5, which covers 11 counties including York, Chester and Lancaster, can vote Tuesday except those who voted Democrat on May 2, elections officials said.
But those who voted Democrat May 2 are not done with the election.
The winner between Pope and Norman faces Democrat Archie Parnell June 20 in the general election for the seat in Congress.
Any properly regiustred voter in the district can vote June 20, elections officials said.