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 you to the South Carolina State Election Commission Website)


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

Public Notice of Candidate Filing for School Board District 3 Special Election - Find filing locations, dates, and times  

School Board District 3 Special Election Schedule and Petition Numbers

Photo ID Requirements

Statement of Intent of Candidacy - Nonpartisan

Blank Petition Forms (Must be printed on 8.5" x 14" paper)

Click here for more information on candidate filing and new filing forms.


Important Dates

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - NOON, Deadline to File a Petition for School Board District 3
          (Petition Candidates Need 215 Active Voter Signatures from Voters who Reside in School Board District 3).
          {it is recommended to get more than 215 signatures.}

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Last Day to File as a Write-In Candidate


Friday, February 24, 2017 – Last Day To Register To Vote in Person


Friday, March 10, 2017 NOON – Filing OPENS for Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election  Candidates must file with the Town of Port Royal, 700 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC.  Town Council filing fee is $100.00


Monday, March 20, 2017 NOON  – Filing CLOSES for Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – School Board District 3 Special Election  (Only Voters who Reside in School Board District 3 may Vote in the Special Election)


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10 a.m. – Canvass Hearing for School Board District 3 Special Election


Monday, April 3, 2017 – Write-In Candidate Filing CLOSES for Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election


Friday, April 14, 2017 – Last Day To Register To Vote in Person for Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election (Only Voters who Reside in the Town of Port Royal Limits may Vote in the Special Election)


Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10 a.m. – Port Royal Municipal Election Commission's Canvass Hearing for the Town of Port Royal Town Council Special Election