Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for any office in the 2020 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the South Carolina Election Commission during the upcoming filing period.

Filing opens noon, March 16, 2020, and closes noon, March 30, 2020

Offices Filing Location
U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts) Solicitor (Circuits 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16) State Election Commission (SEC) 1122 Lady Street, Suite 500 Columbia, SC  29201  
State Senate District 25 (file in county of residence) State House of Representatives 82, 83 (file in county of residence) Sheriff Clerk of Court County Council 1,2,3,4,5   Edgefield County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Edgefield County Voter Registration Office 210 Penn Street, Suite 1 Edgefield, SC 29824 803-637-4072

SEC Filing hours:
Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Filing hours:
Weekdays:  8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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 and at the election commission office.  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.