Statement from RCDP Chairman

While the March Kickoff and Convention were postponed, the work of the party is not. Now is the time to be flexible, to be ready for rapid response, and to think outside of the box.

The RCDP is working on an alternative way of creating the convention experience without risking the health of our participants. In the coming days we will have more details to share.

We will also be reaching out to our new precinct officers to continue to plan for the coming election.

We appreciate your patience as we work to respond to these developments.

Best wishes,
Matt Kisner
Chairman, Richland County
Democratic Party

RCDP Office Closure

Due to the health and safety concerns for our community from coronavirus-19, the Richland County Democratic Party (RCDP) office will be closed to the public until further notice.

While the office will be closed, we continue doing the business of the RCDP.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 803-939-5966 and/or email


Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe and healthy!

See our calendar for precinct meeting cancellations …

Who We Are

The Richland County Democratic Party works at the grassroots, which means that our strength and success comes from people like you. Contact us to become a part of a vibrant and engaged community of like-minded volunteers.

Our Mission

We serve you, the Democrats of Richland County, by:

– Registering voters, recruiting volunteers, and engaging Democrats to win elections.

– Working with our elected officials to advance the Democratic agenda.

– Raising public awareness about Democratic issues, policies and values.

RCDP Social Media Feeds

The RCDP Communications Committee works daily to provide information about topics that interest Democrats.


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Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 30, 2020 at 11:29am
"The stalled efforts to create a new class of cheap, easy-to-use ventilators highlight the perils of outsourcing projects with critical public-health implications to private companies; their focus on maximizing profits is not always consistent with the government’s goal of preparing for a future crisis."
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Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 29, 2020 at 6:20pm
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's statement on Columbia's stay-at-home ordinance. It will be enforced, and began today, Sunday, Mar. 29. “'We and several independent respected attorneys have reviewed the Attorney General’s Opinion of March 27, 2020 and respectfully disagree with it on both constitutional and statutory bases. No ordinance passed has conflicted with the Governor’s authority and we would embrace his clear support of our efforts to save lives in our city.'

“'We are fully prepared to successfully defend the city’s position in court.'”
Richland County Democratic Party
Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 29, 2020 at 1:00pm
Folly Beach has once again been closed to visitors.

"After beachgoers rushed to the waterline and residents protested the city’s decision to reopen to guests after some legal confusion, the council voted unanimously to close the coast to out-of-towners again."
Richland County Democratic Party
Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 29, 2020 at 12:30pm
"Prisma said the action was in response to a 'dramatically' decreasing number of elective procedures being performed; Gov. Henry McMaster recently requested such procedures be postponed or canceled so that the state’s hospitals could prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients."
Richland County Democratic Party
Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 29, 2020 at 12:00pm
The City of Columbia is determined to save lives by flattening the curve, and that means you could face jail time or a $500 fine if you violate the order.
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Richland County Democratic PartyMarch 29, 2020 at 11:24am
The SC Legislature may not be able to meet again until late May or later, past the time when they usually end business for the year. No clear plan of action is apparent, right now.


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