Do I have to declare a political party when I register to vote? Why can't I vote a split ticket in the primary?
Voters are not registered by political party in South Carolina. On primary election
day, the voter may choose a political party with whom to participate.
Once a party choice is made, for that primary election, only one ballot may be voted.
The primary is only a nomination process for a political party; whereas the general election
a voter may split the ticket among various political parties and candidates of their choice.