Be Counted


You may have noticed that when you registered to vote you were not asked for your party affiliation. That’s because South Carolina is an “Open Primary” state. There are no registered Republicans or Democrats there are just registered voters and so no one knows how many Republicans live in South Carolina.

The only time you identify as a Republican is when you vote in a primary and ask for a Republican ballot. Any registered voter may ask for a Republican ballot, even Democrats. If you don’t vote in a primary, your political affiliation remains unknown. We really don’t know how many Republicans live in South Carolina.

It may seem silly but the only way you can be counted as a Republican is to actually join the Republican Party.

Paid for and authorized by the Beaufort County Republican Party.

Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate's Committee.