Candidate Filing

NEW: All candidates for office now file with the county election commission in the candidate's county of residence. Click here for more information and new filing forms.

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Candidate Tracking System - Find information about who has filed for office

Public Notice of Candidate Filing - Find filing locations, dates, and times  

Candidate Filing Information - Find filing fees and how to file as a candidate

2018 Election Calendar - Find important dates and deadlines for 2018


PUBLIC NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING AND ELECTION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                         COUNTY OF BEAUFORT

Candidate Filing Period:

A special candidate filing period for State House of Representatives District 120 in Beaufort and Jasper Counties will open at noon on August 7, 2018 and close at noon on August 14, 2018. This special filing period is being held to replace the 2018 General Election Democratic nominee for this office. Only candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for this office can file during this period. Candidates must file with the State Election Commission or the county board of voter registration and elections in the candidate’s county of residence.

Filing Locations:

State Election Commission:  1122 Lady Street, Suite 500, Columbia, SC, 29201

Weekdays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm                         Weekends: None

 

 

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County:

Beaufort Office

15 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC 29906

(843) 255-6900

Filing Hours:

Opens: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 NOON – 5 pm

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 to Mon, Aug 13, 2018: 8 am – 5 pm

Closes: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 8 am - NOON

 

Bluffton Office

61B Ulmer Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 255-6940

Filing Hours:

Opens: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 NOON – 4 pm

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 to Mon, Aug 13, 2018:  9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm

Closes: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 9 am – NOON

 

Filing Form:  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of scVOTES.org and at the county voter registration and elections office.

Filing Fee:  The filing fee for this office is $208.00.  Filing fees are paid at the time of filing by candidates seeking the nomination of a party nominating by primary.  Filing fee checks should be made payable to the appropriate state political party.  A candidate seeking the nomination of a party nominating by convention does not pay a filing fee.

State Ethics Filings:  Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov.  Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.


Notice of Primary:

If at the close of filing a party primary is necessary to determine the party nominee (multiple candidates file for a party), a primary will be held on August 28, 2018.  Any necessary runoffs will be held on September 11, 2018.  Any person wishing to vote in these primaries and runoffs must be registered no later than Sunday, July 29, 2018.

At 9:00 am on the day of the primary and the day of the runoff, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County, 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC  29906.

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:00 am, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the primary.  On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00 am, the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the runoff.  These hearings will be held at Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County, 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC  29906.

The following precincts and polling places will be open during the primaries and special election from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm:

Precinct(s)

Polling Location

Burton 1A

Burton Wells Recreation Center
1 Middleton Recreation Dr

Burton 1C & 1D

Shanklin Elementary
121 Morrall Dr

Burton 2B

Community Bible Church
638 Parris Island Gateway

Chechessee 1

Thomas C Barnwell Administrative Building
(Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health)
721 Okatie Hwy.

Chechessee 2
TEMPORARY LOCATION

Thomas C Barnwell Administrative Building
(Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health)
721 Okatie Hwy.

Seabrook 1

Beaufort County Public Works
120 Shanklin Rd.

Hilton Head 1B

Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts
10 Wilborn Rd

Belfair

Belfair Fitness & Sports
1 Union Ct.

Bluffton 1A, 1B, & 1C

Bluffton Library
120 Palmetto Way

Bluffton 1D, 2A, & 2E
TEMPORARY LOCATION

Bluffton Library
120 Palmetto Way

Moss Creek

Moss Creek Bostwick Pavilion
341 Moss Creek Dr.

Bluffton 3

Bluffton Recreation Center
61 Ulmer Rd

Bluffton 4A, 5A, & 5B

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
351 Buckwalter Pkwy

Bluffton 4B

Buckwalter Recreation Center

905 Buckwalter Pkwy

Rose Hill

Colleton Point Club House
1 Pavilion Point Dr.


Important Dates:

July 29, 2018

Last Day to Register to Vote for Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election

August 7, 2018 NOON

Filing Opens for Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election

August 14, 2018 NOON

Filing Closes for Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election

August 15, 2018 NOON

Filing Closes for Nonpartisan Offices

August 28, 2018 Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election
August 30, 2018 10:00 AM Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election Canvass Hearing
September 11, 2018 Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election Run-Off (IF NECESSARY)

September 13, 2018 10:00 AM

Special House District 120 Democratic Primary Election Run-Off Canvass Hearing

October 5, 2018 5:00 pm

Deadline to Register To Vote in Person for General Election (Unless County Board Holds Weekend Hours)

October 7, 2018 11:59 pm

Deadline to Register To Vote Online or By Fax or Email for General Election

October 10, 2018

Deadline to Register To Vote by Mail for General Election (Must Be Postmarked By This Date)

November 6, 2018

Statewide General Election


To find who has filed for office:

  1.  Click on the CANDIDATE TRACKING SYSTEM link.
  2. Under CANDIDATE TRACKING, choose GENERAL or SPECIAL ELECTION.
  3. To view candidates who filed for the June 12, 2018 Primary, under the drop down menu for the GENERAL ELECTION (STATE) choose 11/06/2018 Statewide General Election then click VIEW.
  4. There are 7 fields to choose from to view candidates:

    1. Filing:
      1. STATE
      2. COUNTY
    2. Party:
      1. LIBERTARIAN
      2. PETITION
      3. DEMOCRATIC
      4. WORKING FAMILIES
      5. LABOR
      6. CONSTITUTION
      7. UNITED CITIZENS
      8. INDEPENDENCE
      9. GREEN
      10. AMERICANS ELECT
      11. REPUBLICAN
      12. AMERICAN
      13. NONPARTISAN
    3. Office:
      1. GOVERNOR
      2. SECRETARY OF STATE
      3. STATE TREASURER
      4. ATTORNEY GENERAL
      5. COMPTROLLER GENERAL
      6. STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
      7. COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
      8. U.S. SENATE 1
      9. U.S. SENATE 2
      10. U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
      11. STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
      12. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 3
      13. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 5
      14. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 6
      15. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 12
      16. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 13
      17. SOLICITOR CIRCUIT 15
      18. SHERIFF
      19. PROBATE JUDGE
      20. CLERK OF COURT
      21. CORONER
      22. AUDITOR
      23. COUNTY TREASURER
      24. COUNTY SUPERVISOR
      25. COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR
      26. COUNTY COUNCIL AT LARGE START 2014
      27. COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT START 2012
      28. COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT START 2014
      29. REGISTER OF MESNE CONVEYANCES
      30. REGISTER OF DEEDS
      31. SOIL AND WATER COMMISSION
      32. SOIL AND WATER COMMISSIONER
      33. SCHOOL BOARD AT LARGE
      34. SCHOOL TRUSTEE DISTRICT
      35. SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT (PARTISAN) 2014
      36. SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT
      37. BOARD OF EDUCATION
      38. WATERSHED CONSERVATION DISTRICT
      39. WATERSHED COMMISSIONER
      40. WATERSHED DISTRICT COMMISSIONER
      41. FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER
      42. PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT
      43. CITY COUNCIL WARD
      44. CITY COUNCIL SEAT
      45. CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL BOARD
      46. CONSTITUENT SCHOOL BOARD
    4. Location of Filing:
      1. STATE
      2. ABBEVILLE
      3. AIKEN
      4. ALLENDALE
      5. ANDERSON
      6. BAMBERG
      7. BARNWELL
      8. BEAUFORT
      9. BERKELEY
      10. CALHOUN
      11. CHARLESTON
      12. CHEROKEE
      13. CHESTER
      14. CHESTERFIELD
      15. CLARENDON
      16. COLLETON
      17. DARLINGTON
      18. DILLON
      19. DORCHESTER
      20. EDGEFIELD
      21. FAIRFIELD
      22. FLORENCE
      23. GEORGETOWN
      24. GREENVILLE
      25. GREENWOOD
      26. HAMPTON
      27. HORRY
      28. JASPER
      29. KERSHAW
      30. LANCASTER
      31. LAURENS
      32. LEE
      33. LEXINGTON
      34. MCCORMICK
      35. MARION
      36. MARLBORO
      37. NEWBERRY
      38. OCONEE
      39. ORANGEBURG
      40. PICKENS
      41. RICHLAND
      42. SALUDA
      43. SPARTANBURG
      44. SUMTER
      45. UNION
      46. WILLIAMSBURG
      47. YORK
    5. Candidate Last Name
    6. Candidate Status
      1. ACTIVE
      2. WITHDREW
      3. DECERTIFIED
      4. DISQUALIFIED
      5. DIED
      6. DEFEATED IN PRIMARY
      7. DEFEATED AT CONVENTION
      8. ELECTED
    7. Candidate First Name
  5. Click Search and your results will be displayed.
  6. A different election date can be chosen by clicking on CHANGE ELECTION.
  7. The results can be printed or exported to a csv file.