Candidates For General Election Debate on TV

The General Election for federal, state, county and various local offices will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Our polling place is the Lake House.

Several of the candidates will be participating in debates prior to election day. These debates will be televised as well as being available on other multimedia.

The first debate is between Katie Arrington and Joe Cummingham. They are running for U.S. House of Representatives for the seat currently held by Mark Sanford. The debate will take place at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:00 pm. It will be televised live on WCIV, Charleston’s ABC affiliate. In addition, it will be live-streamed on and the local news station’s Facebook page. The debate is not open to the public.

The candidates for governor, Henry McMaster and James Smith, will meet in two debates. The first one is at Francis Marion University in Florence on Wednesday, October 17, and the second one is at Greenville Technical College Thursday, October 25. Both debates will start at 7:00 pm and be carried on SCETV as well as SC Public Radio.

The lieutenant governor running mates, Republican Pamela Evette and Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell, will debate October 29 at the ETV studio in Columbia. This is the first time in South Carolina that the governor and lieutenant governor will run on a single ticket.  Previously, candidates for S.C. lieutenant governor have run separately. Their debate will at the ETV studio in Columbia on Monday, October 29, at 7:00 pm and aired on SCETV.

Don’t forget – the South Carolina Board of Elections and Voter Registration has extended the deadline to register to vote in the November elections to Wednesday, October 17, 2018. To read our post about this extension as well as information regarding it, click here.

-Tidelines Editors