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.

(Clicking on the links below will redirect to the South Carolina State Election Commission Website)

Partisan Candidate Filing Period - Noon, March 16, to Noon, March 30

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

Beaufort County

Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for any office in the 2018 General Election must file with the appropriate election commission during the upcoming filing period.

 

Filing opens noon, March 16, 2018, and closes noon, March 30, 2018

Offices

Filing Location

Governor

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Comptroller General

State Superintendent of Education

Commissioner of Agriculture

U.S. House of Representatives Districts 1 & 6

Lieutenant Governor – No longer files in March and is designated by candidate for Governor to be elected jointly

Adjutant General – No longer an elected office

State Election Commission (SEC)

1122 Lady Street, Suite 500

Columbia, SC  29201

Weekdays:  8:30 am – 5 pm

 

State House of Representatives
(file in county of residence)

Districts 118, 120, 121, 122, 123 & 124

Probate Judge

Sheriff

County Auditor

County Treasurer

County Council 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, & 11

Board of Voter Registration and Elections

of Beaufort County

Beaufort Office:

   15 John Galt Road

   Beaufort, SC  29906

   (843) 255-6900

   Monday – Friday

   8 am – 5 pm

Bluffton Satellite Office:

  61B Ulmer Road

  Bluffton, SC  29910

  (843) 255-6940

  Monday – Friday

  9 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm

 

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 elections office.

Filing Fee:  Filing fees are paid at the time of filing by candidates seeking the nomination of a party nominating by primary.  The list of filing fees is available at scVOTES.org.  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.


Important Dates:

March 16, 2018 NOON

Filing Opens for Partisan Candidates

March 30, 2018 NOON

Filing Closes for Partisan Candidates

May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

Deadline to Register To Vote in Person for Primaries

May 13, 2018 11:59 pm

Deadline to Register To Vote Online or By Fax or Email for Primaries

May 14, 2018

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

June 12, 2018

Statewide Primaries

June 26, 2018

Statewide Primaries Run-Off (IF NECESSARY)

July 16, 2018 NOON

Deadline to Submit Petitions

August 15, 2018 NOON

Filing Closes for Nonpartisan Offices

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.