Important dates have been announced for the process to fill the District 16 state Senate seat, which has been vacated by Mick Mulvaney.
Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican who recently won election to the U.S. House, submitted his letter of resignation Friday.
Filing for the state Senate seat will begin at noon Dec. 31 and close at noon Jan. 10, said Garry Baum, a spokesman for the S.C. Election Commission.
If two or more people file in one party, a primary will be held Feb. 22. The election will be April 12.