2018 City Paper Election Guide 

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Steve Stegelin

You've posted on Instagram about registering to vote. You told your friends to vote. You may have already voted. But if not, it's time to head to the polls. To help you cast your vote, here's our deep dive on the state and local races up for grabs this year.

Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 6 — find your polling place at SCVotes.org.

Election 2018: Keeping an eye on Charleston area results
Election 2018: Keeping an eye on Charleston area results The Results Are In

We're keeping our eyes on results from key races across the Charleston area as they come in and we'll be reporting back with updated numbers throughout the night. — Sam Spence


It's Election Day. The polls are open in S.C. until 7 p.m.
It's Election Day. The polls are open in S.C. until 7 p.m. S.C. voters will vote for governor, members of Congress, and more

It's Election Day. The polls are open across the state until 7 p.m. The election could stand to be a major turning point for politics across the country, as is many times the case in midterm elections in a president's first term. — Sam Spence


National nonprofit Pizza to the Polls will deliver pies to long lines at the polls on Election Day
National nonprofit Pizza to the Polls will deliver pies to long lines at the polls on Election Day Donate now, save a life with a slice

The weekend before the 2016 election, Scott Duncombe, Katie Harlow, and Noah Manger noticed how long the lines were at early voting locations. Shortly after a Twitter handle, website, and simple mission statement was born: "Give pizza to the people. And give people watching at home a way to help. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Charleston Rickshaw and Pedicab offering free rides to the polls downtown Tuesday
Charleston Rickshaw and Pedicab offering free rides to the polls downtown Tuesday Ride the Vote

The lucky folks who can still afford to live downtown and haven't already plotted their strategy to walk or use offers of free rides from CARTA, Lyft or Uber tomorrow have one more option: Rickshaw. — Sam Spence


UPDATED: Wear your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 and score some great deals
UPDATED: Wear your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 and score some great deals Three cheers for democracy

If you're sick of hearing "every vote counts" (spoiler, it does!) then how about this for an incentive — free and discounted food and drink, yoga, and comedy? Whether you're an Independent, Republican, Democrat, or proud member of the Green Party, we all love some good deals. Here's where to get your reward for practicing your civic duty Tues. Nov. 6: — Mary Scott Hardaway


Here's the deal with Amendment 1, the constitutional revision on ballots Tuesday that would change S.C. education
Here's the deal with Amendment 1, the constitutional revision on ballots Tuesday that would change S.C. education The amendment would allow the governor to appoint the state's education chief

Voters will check "yes" or "no" on whether candidates for the job should be be voted on by the general public or appointed by the governor starting in 2023. — Adam Manno


Irv Condon faces rare challenge to Charleston probate court seat
Irv Condon faces rare challenge to Charleston probate court seat Ganaway-Pasley looks to return to court

The Charleston County Probate Court is probably best known as the place where love-struck residents can get a marriage license. But the four-year judgeship deals with much more than legalizing weddings. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Mark Sanford isn't endorsing, but he pretty much called Katie Arrington a liar
Mark Sanford isn't endorsing, but he pretty much called Katie Arrington a liar Sanford: Arrington "took latitude with the truth in a way that I've never before seen"

In an exit interview on Vox co-founder Ezra Klein's podcast this week, Sanford riffs on his view of democracy in the age of Trump, celebrity politics, "latitude with the truth," and the role that partisanship plays in governing. About 52 minutes into the conversation, Sanford mentions his experience on the campaign trail with Rep. Katie Arrington, saying that there were times when she lied. — Sam Spence


Get hype for the polls with Spotify's S.C. voting playlist
Get hype for the polls with Spotify's S.C. voting playlist Featuring songs "uniquely popular" to South Carolina

In a GOTV effort for the streaming era, Spotify has released "get vocal" playlists for each state ahead of next Tuesday's midterm elections. — Adam Manno


Guide to 2018 S.C. statewide races
Guide to 2018 S.C. statewide races Who do you want to see during the next hurricane?

Who's running statewide from governor to treasurer. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Guide to 2018 Charleston-area congressional races
Guide to 2018 Charleston-area congressional races Who will replace the former Luv Guv?

Clyburn looks for re-election while Cunningham and Arrington fight for the First. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Guide to 2018 Charleston area S.C. House races
Guide to 2018 Charleston area S.C. House races Musical chairs, but with house of representative seats

Guide to contested state House races across the Charleston area. — City Paper Editorial Staff


Guide to 2018 Charleston school board races
Guide to 2018 Charleston school board races Board in school?

Seats up for grabs across town in the Charleston County Consolidated School District. — City Paper Editorial Staff


CARTA buses will be completely free on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 6
CARTA buses will be completely free on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 6 You have zero excuse not to vote

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority announced on Thursday that it will lift its standard fares on Tues. Nov. 6 as a way to encourage the Lowcountry to get out the vote. — Adam Manno


"Early" voting now open at four locations throughout Charleston County
"Early" voting now open at four locations throughout Charleston County Polls will open early in West Ashley, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant

Working on Election Day, Nov. 6? Worried you won't have time to vote? You can go ahead and vote in next month's midterm election if you can carve out the time to get to the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office in North Charleston. — Adam Manno


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