The special election is underway to fill the late Clementa Pinckney’s seat in the Senate. Today, Tuesday, September 1 is the primary election.
There are 11 democrats and 2 republicans vying for the seat.
The special election is scheduled for October 20th.
For 15 years, State Senator, Reverend Clementa Pinckney held the district 45 senate seat in South Carolina.
The senate seat has been vacant ever since the Reverend and 8 Emanuel AME church members were killed back in June.