Political-related


see Boards and Commissions here
see Judicial-related here


Elected Officials:



Constitutional Officers
First issue: 19??
19??-1975 Followed passenger colors
1976-1978 Bicentennial passenger design
1979-1999 unknown colors/style
2000-2009 - red letters/white background; has logo of State Seal on the left (screenprinted red); serial number on the right. Year embossed on bottom.
2010 - flat (fully screenprinted red) same design as 2000-2009

    1 - Governor
         
               Former Governor; valid without serial number
                            
    2 - Lieutenant Governor
           

    3 - Secretary of State
         

    4 - Treasurer
         

    5 - Attorney General
         

    6 - Comptroller General
         

    7 - Superintendent of Education
         

    8 - Adjutant General
          
 
   
9 - Agriculture Commissioner
          

State Legislature
First issue: 19??
Number refers to member's seniority, not district number;
letters represent 2nd (or 3rd, etc) vehicle


State Senate

19?? - 1965 unknown

1966 white/blue
 "SC  STATE/SENATOR  66" bottom



1967 blue/white
 "SC STATE/SENATOR 67" bottom       

1968 unknown




1969 white/blue
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top
  "19  69" bottom corners

1970 white/green
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top
 "19  70" bottom corners

1971 white/brown
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top
 "19  71" bottom corners


1972 white/black
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top;
 "19  72" bottom corners


1973 white/blue
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top;
 "19  73" bottom corners


1974 white/green
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top;
 "19  74" bottom corners


1975 white/red
 "SOUTH CAROLINA/STATE SENATOR" top;
 "19  75" bottom corners


1976 -1978 Bicentennial design
 "STATE SENATOR" in left serial field;
 serial right; passenger stickers 77, 78


1979 black letters/white base
 "STATE SENATOR" left, serial, right; "1979" bottom



1980
personalized State Outline design;
 "19 SENATOR 80" top; embossed border



1981 red letters/white base
 "19 SENATOR 81" bottom; embossed border


1982-present (see below)
- Legislator has logo of State Seal on the left
  (early: heat applied decal; later: screenprinted)
- serial number on the right
- "yy SENATOR yy" bottom (yy = year)
- letter colors varied on white base (see below)
- embossed border 1982-1990

1984 - red
 



1985

  blue
  odd "NOV. 30" variety


1986-1990
 red, embossed border



1991-1993

  reddish brown, no border
  Senator begins using State Seal, 1993


1994?-2007

  red/white, embossed border
  2006 Legislator: year screenprinted, else embossed


2008-2009
- red
   header and footer flat; only serial is embossed
 


2010-2014 - flat
    fully screenprinted red



2015-present
- flat
   standard specialty design
   stickered for multi-year use


Speaker Pro-Tem of the Senate
first issue 19?? same design, marked "SPEAKER PRO-TEM"? serial "1"
State Representative


















































"HOUSE MEMBER" and
"STATE LEGISL'R" both used























































"REPRESENTATIVE" used 2010-2013
"LEGISLATOR" used 2014


 




Speaker of the House
first issue 19?? same design, marked "HOUSE SPEAKER"; serial "1"
          

U.S. House/U.S. Senate

19??-1981
- same colors and style as State Senator/Legislator
       "U.S. SENATE" or "U.S. CONGRESS" used; "MEMBER U.S...." used 1970's

1982-current uses Personalized colors and designs (excluding 1989 yellow)
        


County Council Member; Municipal Council Member
Authorized by Legislature 7/8/1987 (HB2590)
First issue 19??

1989-2007

blue letters/white background
   "SOUTH CAROLINA" embossed top
   "xxx COUNCIL" embossed left; serial right (xxx = COUNTY or MUNICIPAL)
   passenger month and year stickers used.
   decal with name of County or City/Town applied bottom center (decal is white letters/blue decal)
   hidden CC or MC prefix. numbering started at 1001
   extra fee
       
2008-2015
blue letters/white background
same design/layout as above, but all flat/screenprinted. Seen without county or municipal name.

2015-current

  Redesign effective 5/1/2015
  Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017
  blue and red stripes, top
  black letters/white background


Mayor
Authorized by Legislature 9/18/1995 (HB3362)
no details

  Redesign effective 5/1/2015
  Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017


Former Elected Officials
Authorized by Legislature ????
Revised by Legislature 2/7/2008 (HB3131)
First Issue 2006?

Former Legislator
"FL" stacked prefix; "FORMER MEMBER" bottom

design revised effective 5/1/2015
blue/red stripes at top, black/white


Former U.S. Congress
unknown



Others:

First Lady (non-elected)
   little information - same design as Constitutional Officers
   possibly only made on request


Clerk of Court
first year: 19??
same design/style as Senator/Legislator; uses political stickers. annual issue.
serial number is county number. letters indicated 2nd vehicle (A=second; B=third; etc)


  Redesign to 'standard desgin base' effective 5/1/2015
  Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017


County Coroner
first issue: ?
serial number is county number. letters indicated 2nd vehicle (A=second; B=third; etc)
uses political stickers

Redesign seen in 2013, all white with green letters. Unknown when change occurred.

Plate shown has a frame around it. "SOUTH CAROLINA" at top



  Redesign 'standard desgin base' effective 5/1/2015
  Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017


Circuit Solicitor (known as District Attorney in other states)
first year: 19??
same design/style as Senator/Legislator; uses political stickers. annual issue.
serial number is District Number. letters indicated 2nd vehicle (A=second; B=third; etc)



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