Three candidates have filed to appear on South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary ballot

The filing deadline for the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary passed on Nov. 10, 2023. The state party’s executive committee made a final determination about which candidates qualified on November 13. Three candidates qualified to appear on the Feb. 3, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to submit a declaration of candidacy and pay a $20,000 filing fee to the state party.

The following candidates qualified:

  • President Joe Biden
  • Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips
  • Marianne Williamson

This is the fourth Democratic presidential filing deadline that has passed, following deadlines in Nevada, New Hampshire, and Alabama. No candidates have qualified to participate in all four nominating contests. See the chart below for an overview of the number of candidates who have filed in each Democratic presidential primary contest.

The next Democratic presidential primary filing deadline will take place on November 14, 2023, in Arkansas.

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