South Carolina SC Government SC Elections Columbia Elections
Need to find out about Columbia and Richland County candidates and elections? This is the spot! Our guide includes up-to-date links for Richland County's local county, school board, and special district races. It also includes a directory of the candidates vying for federal and state-level elected offices in Richland County.
Columbia Candidates for US Senate
The seat currently held by Tim Scott will be up for election.
Candidates for US Senate, Seat 2
Columbia Candidates for US Congress
US House District 2 includes all of Aiken, Barnwell, and Lexington counties plus portions of Orangeburg and Richland counties.
District 2 Map
Candidates for Congress, District 2
US House District 6 includes all of Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Hampton, Jasper and Williamsburg counties plus portion of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Florence, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties.
District 6 Map
Candidates for Congress, District 6
Columbia Candidates for SC State House
SC House District 41 includes portions of Chester County, Fairfield County, and a small portion of northeast Richland County.
District 41 Map
District 41 Candidates
- MaryGail Douglas - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 70 includes the southern and eastern areas of Richland County and western Sumter County.
District 70 Map
District 70 Candidates
- Joe Neal - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 71 includes a small area of northern Lexington County and northwestern Richland County.
District 71 Map
District 71 Candidates
- Nathan Ballentine - Republican - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 72 includes the western and southern area of Downtown Columbia in Richland County.
District 72 Map
District 72 Candidates
- James Smith - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 73 includes portions of Richland County.
District 73 Map
District 73 Candidates
- Christopher Hart - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 74 includes portions of Richland County.
District 74 Map
District 74 Candidates
- Todd Rutherford - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 75 includes portions of Richland County.
District 75 Map
District 75 Candidates
SC House District 76 includes portions of Richland County.
District 76 Map
District 76 Candidates
- Leon Howard - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 77 includes portions of Richland County.
District 77 Map
District 77 Candidates
- Joe McEachern - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 78 includes portions of Richland County.
District 78 Map
District 78 Candidates
- Beth Bernstein - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
SC House District 79 includes portions of Richland County.
District 79 Map
District 79 Candidates
SC House District 80 includes portions of Kershaw County and Richland County.
District 80 Map
District 80 Candidates
- Jimmy C Bales - Democratic - Incumbent - Unopposed
2016 – Richland County Candidates
Elections for Richland County
will be held November 8, 2016.
Richland County Clerk of Court
- Jeanette W McBride - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Coroner
- Gary Watts - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Council District, 02
- Joyce Dickerson - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Council District, 03
- Yvonne McBride - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Council District, 07
- Michael Greene - Republican
- Gwen Kennedy - Democratic
Richland County Council District, 08
- Jim Manning - Democratic
- Todd Phillips - Republican
Richland County Council District, 09
- Calvin Chip Jackson - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Council District, 10
- Dalhi Myers - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County School District At Large, 01
Richland County School District At Large, 02
- Lindsay Agostini - Nonpartisan
- Anthony "AJ" Bracy - Nonpartisan
- Henry Counts - Nonpartisan
- Monica Elkins - Nonpartisan
- Kay Harvey - Nonpartisan
- Evangelina Hemphill - Nonpartisan
- Bill McCracken - Nonpartisan
- James Mobley - Nonpartisan
- Keith R Powell - Nonpartisan
- James "Jamie" Shadd - Nonpartisan
- Shelly Williams - Nonpartisan
- Milton Wright - Nonpartisan
Richland County School District At Large, 05
- Robert W Gantt - Nonpartisan
- Kim Murphy - Nonpartisan
Richland County School Board District, 12
- Jamie L Devine - Nonpartisan - Unopposed
Richland County School Board District, 14
- Cheryl Hinton Harris - Nonpartisan - Unopposed
Richland County Sheriff
- Leon Lott - Democratic - Unopposed
Richland County Soil and Water District Commission
- Jeff Laney - Nonpartisan - Unopposed
Find Your SC Precinct and Polling Place
Use this form to find your precinct number, your polling place, your districts, and a sample ballot – for US Congress, SC Statehouse, SC Senate, School Board, County Council, and City Council district (if applicable).
- Find your precinct, polling place, voting districts - for registered voters only
1. Use 4-character year for birth date.
2. Click Submit after completing all boxes.
3. After results appear, click Get driving directions to the Precinct in upper right corner for directions, map.
Richland County District Maps
- Interactive Map - enter address and info on all applicable districts will be generated
More Columbia Election Resources
Richland County Political Parties
Columbia & Richland County Political Organizations
- Citizens Climate Lobby - Columbia Chapter
Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs in climate change through exercising their personal and political power.
- Columbia NORML
Columbia NORML advocates for the legalization of hemp and marijuana through public education and the elimination of criminal sanctions against responsible cannabis use by adults and patients.