CANDIDATE FILING NOW OPEN!
Public Notice of Candidate Filing
Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for the 2018 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the State Election Commission during the upcoming filing period. Candidate filing opens noon, March 16, 2018 and closes noon, March 30, 2018.
Secretary of State
State Superintendent of Education
Commissioner of Agriculture
U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts)
Solicitor (Circuits 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15)
Lieutenant Governor – No longer files in March and is designated by candidate for Governor to be elected jointly.
|State Election Commission (SEC)
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
State House of Representatives (file in county of residence)
Spartanburg County Probate
Spartanburg County Treasurer
Spartanburg County Auditor
Spartanburg County Council Chair
Spartanburg County Council Districts 2, 5 and 6
Board of Voter Registration and Elections, Spartanburg County
366 N Church St, Room 1630
Spartanburg, SC 29303
SEC and County Board Filing Hours
March 16 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other Business Days 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 30 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 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. 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.