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State Ethics Filing

Statement of Economic Interests Forms and Campaign Disclosure Information

*** APPLIES TO ALL CANDIDATES ***
  • Candidates are no longer required to file a copy of the Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) or Campaign Disclosure Information with County Election Commission.
  • Forms, requirements, and filing instructions are available from the State Ethics Commission website ( http://ethics.sc.gov/ ).
  • Failure to comply with the filing requirements of the State Ethics Commission may result in fines or other fees.
  • Filing of the SEI or Campaign Disclosure Information has no bearing on ballot access or the ability of a candidate to win an election.
  • Contact the State Ethics Commission with any issues concerning the information listed above.

Candidate Filing Process Changes as of Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Section 4 of the Voting Right Act and the passage of the SC State S.2 Bill - Equal Access to the Ballot Act change the candidate filing process. These changes in the Candidate Filing process are now in effect.

Equal Access to the Ballot Act

Read the full text of the Equal Access to the Ballot Act.

1. Candidates for partisan office now file with election commission.

All candidates for partisan federal, state, and county-level offices now file with either the State or county election commission. This change in state law has no effect on the location of filing for nonpartisan offices, such as most school boards and municipal offices.

Visit SCvotes.org for more information about the New Candidate Filing process.

2. Candidates no longer need to provide a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) at the time of filing.

Candidates are no longer required to file a copy of the Statement of Economic Interest(SEI) with County Election Commission . However, candidates must file the SEI online with the SC State Ethics Commission. Candidates may face fines for not filing an SEI, however, filing of the SEI has no bearing on ballot access or the ability of a candidate to win an election.

All candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest with SC State Ethics Commission.

Visit the SC State Ethics Commission' s Website for more information about when and how to file these forms.