South Carolina Democratic Party Update on County Party Conventions during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Columbia, SC — The South Carolina Democratic Party released the following information regarding scheduling updates on County Conventions in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation in South Carolina:
Thirty-three counties have not yet had their convention. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, these remaining conventions will be held remotely either via Telephone Town Hall (Teleconventions) or Mail-in Ballot. County parties may decide which remote environment works best for their county.
Teleconventions will be held between April 6th and April 25th. Participants will be able to vote for delegates to the state convention and for county party leaders on their telephone keypad.
Mail-in Ballots will be mailed by April 13 and must be postmarked for return by April 25. County Parties choosing this method must allow for individuals to file to run for county party office and delegate/alternate to the state convention with the county party by April 8, 2020. Filing may be done by email.
The remainder of our delegate selection process will not change. State Convention delegates who are interested in becoming a delegate to the National Convention must file with the SCDP by April 30th. National Delegates will be elected at the State Convention.
County Conventions are an essential step in our National Delegate selection process and electing our local Democratic Party leaders. The South Carolina Democratic Party will continue to publicize updates on scheduling changes in relation to the coronavirus situation in South Carolina.