Candidate Filing

Partisan Candidate Filing

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County is reminding all potential partisan candidates that the Beaufort Office is open to accept Candidate Filing.  To ensure the safety of candidates and election staff, due to the Coronavirus, it is recommended that you call and make an appointment to reduce the chances of coming in contact with others.  (Making an appointment is optional.)

The Beaufort office is open Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm and is located at 15 John Galt Rd, Beaufort, SC 29906.  For appointments, call 843-255-6900.

Candidate filing will close at noon on March 30, 2020.  All partisan candidates seeking office in the November 3, 2020 General Election must file by this time.

Partisan Offices on the November 3, 2020 ballot:

  • US Senate (Dist 1) – Files at the State Election Commission
  • US House of Representatives (Dist 1 & 6) – Files at the State Election Commission
  • SC Senate (Dist 43, 45, & 46)
  • SC House of Representatives (Dist 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, & 124)
  • Solicitor (Circuit 14) – Files at the State Election Commission
  • Beaufort County Clerk of Court
  • Beaufort County Coroner
  • Beaufort County Council (Dist 1, 3, 5, & 7)

 For details on candidate filing, Statement of Intent of Candidacy-Partisan Pledge, and  filing fees, visit: https://www.beaufortcountysc.gov/vote or https://www.scvotes.org/candidate-information

 


 

If you are a intending on running as a:

 

 

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.

Partisan Candidate Filing Period - NOON, March 16, 2020 - Noon, March 30, 2020

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

(Clicking on the Candidate Tracking System link will redirect to the South Carolina State Election Commission Website)

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

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

Election Calendar - Find important dates and deadlines

 

 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.

 

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 - 

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

Election Calendar - Find important dates and deadlines

 

 

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.

Please note, each type of candidate has certain laws to abide by for filing. 

 

ALL Candidates must be registered to vote prior to election day.