Candidate Filing

NEW: All candidates (except for Town of Bluffton and Town of Port Royal municipal candidates) now file with the county election commission in the candidate's county of residence. Click here for more information and new filing forms.

The Town of Bluffton and Town of Port Royal municipal candidates file with their appropriate Town Hall officials.

Statement of Intention of Candidacy--Non-Partisan Form

(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

Photo ID Requirements

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


The School Board District 6 Special Election will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Filing for the School Board District 6 is done by petition and requires 2 1/2% of the active registered voters in the district.  As of June 22, 2017, the number of signatures needed is 372.  The deadline to file by petition is Noon, August 15, 2017.

The School Board District 6 candidate packet can be downloaded at:
http://www.bcgov.net/vote/school%20board%20petition%20packet.pdf

A few points to remember:

  • Petition forms MUST be on 8 1/2" x 14" paper. 
  • Once a petition is submitted, additional pages can not be submitted later.
  • The deadline to file is prior to NOON, August 15, 2017.  Filing can be done at the Beaufort or Bluffton Offices.

Beaufort Office is located at:                                      Bluffton office is located at:
15 John Galt Road                                                        61B Ulmer Road
Beaufort, SC                                                                  Bluffton, SC
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm                                   Open on Wednesdays 9 am to 4 pm and
                                                                                        Monday August 14 - Tuesday, August 15 from 9 am to 4 pm

Important Dates

Tuesday, August 15, 2017     NOON     Last day to file petitions for School Board District 6 Special Election
Tuesday, August 29, 2017     NOON   Last day to file as a write-in candidate for School Board District 6 Special Election
Friday, September 15, 2017   In-Person Last Day To Register School Board 6
Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:59 PM   Online/Fax Last Day To Register School Board 6
Monday, September 18, 2017 (Post Mark Date)   By Mail Last Day To Register School Board 6
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   School Board District 6 Special Election
Friday, October 20, 2017   Canvass Hearing for School Board District 6 Special Election