This article is missing information about state officials, mainly in the 19th century.February 2019)(
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer
- Comptroller General
- Superintendent of Education
- Adjutant General (no longer elected after 2014; appointed by governor beginning in 2019)
- Commissioner of Agriculture
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
Bold indicates present office holders.
The parties are as follows:
- Anti-Administration (AA)
- Anti-Jacksonian (AJ)
- Democratic (D)
- Nullifier (DN) Democratic
- Democratic-Republican (DR)
- Federalist (F)
- Jacksonian (J)
- (N) no party
- (PA) Pro-Administration
- Republican (R)
- Whig (W)
- . a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials
List of political office holders in South Carolina
- "South Carolina Adjutant General". BallotPedia. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- President under the Articles of Confederation chosen by the General Assembly.
- Imprisoned by British during American Revolution.
- Governor under the Articles of Confederation chosen by the General Assembly.
- Died in office.
- Not elected.
- Deposed by the Union Army.
- Appointed by President Andrew Johnson.
- First popularly elected Governor.
- Claimed governorship following 1876 election.
- Charles Boineau was elected in Richmond County in a special election as the first Republican to win election to the House since 1900. 
- First elected in a special election.
- Appointed on an interim basis by Governor Mark Sanford.
- Elected by state legislature to fill vacancy.
- Resigned January 24, 2017 upon confirmation as United States Ambassador to the United Nations
- State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney was assassinated in June 2015.
- Margie Bright Matthews succeeded Pinckney.