The Digital Cartography and Precinct Demographics Section is responsible for maintaining maps of record that document the various election districts and voting precincts in South Carolina.
These responsibilities also encompass providing technical assistance for digital mapping and the development and modification of legislative plans for various political districts. South Carolina Election Districts include voting precincts, county councils, municipal councils, school districts, state house, state senate, and US congress.
In preparation of the redistricting process for S.C., the Digital Cartography section has partnered with the S.C. General Assembly to establish basic criteria for redistricting. These criteria are based upon constitutional requirements, voting rights regulations, and principles defined through subsequent judicial court rulings. Digital Cartography has also defined basic procedures and guidelines for local redistricting and reprecincting. These general procedures are available at the following links: