Voter Registration & Elections

Filing for Nonpartisan Offices Opens Monday, August 3 at Noon

The York County Board of Voter Registration and Elections announced filing for nonpartisan offices would open Monday of next week.  Individuals interested in filing for school board or watershed can do so between Monday, August 3 and Friday, August 17, beginning and ending at noon.  

  1. Candidate Filing
  2. Poll Managers Needed
  3. Absentee Voting
  4. Voter Information

2020 GENERAL ELECTION
NONPARTISAN OFFICE CANDIDATE FILING

Petition Candidate Filing:
Opens: Petition Packets are available now
Closes: Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 12 Noon

NOTICE: The deadline to file a nominating petition for the 2020 General Election set forth in S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-13-351 has been extended to noon, Monday, July 20. Normally, the deadline is noon, July 15. However, in the event a State of Emergency declared by the Governor is in place at the time of the deadline, petition candidates have an additional five days to submit petitions. Source: SCVOTES.gov

2020 Conservation Districts
York County Soil and Water Conservation District  - One Seat
Files by Petition

Non-Partisan Candidate Filing:
Opens: Monday, August 3, 2020 @ 12 Noon
Closes: Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 12 Noon

2020 School Districts and Watershed Districts
York School District No. 1 - Seats 1, 3, 4, 5, At-Large
No Filing Fees
Clover School District No. 2 - Seats 3, 4, At-Large
No Filing Fees
Rock Hill School District No. 3 - Seats 1, 3, 5, At-Large
No Filing Fees
Fort Mill School District No. 4 -  Three At-Large Seats
No Filing Fees
Fishing Creek Watershed Conservation District 13 - Three Seats
No Filing Fees
Tinker’s Creek Watershed Conservation District 33 - Three Seats
No Filing Fees

Where do I file?

Anyone interested in filing for office within York County must do so in person at the Board of Voter Registrations and Elections Office of York County located at:

York County Government Center
6 South Congress Street, Level 1 Room 1201
York, S.C. 29745
 Directions 

What do I need to file?

The office type and jurisdiction determines what forms, filing fees, or supporting documents are required. Every candidate filing process will required completing an official form. SCVOTES.GOV has more information on the different candidate filing methods.

Filing Forms
Statement of Intention of Candidacy Form - Nonpartisan (SIC) (PDF)For use by candidates filing for nonpartisan office.
Petition Form (PDF)For use by candidates filing a nominating petition.


Statement of Economic Interests and Campaign Disclosure - These forms must be filed online.  Forms, requirements, and filing instructions are available from the State Ethics Commission:  http://ethics.sc.gov/.

Forms require Adobe Acrobat to view.   Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

TOWN OF SHARON SPECIAL ELECTION
September 15, 2020

Office: Town Council Seat ( Vote For One )

Candidate Filing Opens: Friday July 3 2020 at noon

Candidate Filing Closed: Monday, July 13 2020 at Noon

Absentee Balloting Begins: Monday, August 17, 2020 - Mon. - Fri. 8am to 5pm

Absentee Ends: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5pm

Election: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7am to 7pm

PROVISIONAL BALLOT HEARING & RESULTS CERTIFICATION
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am
This hearing is open to the public

REQUIREMENTS TO CHALLENGE A BALLOT

Poll managers, any voter, and any qualified watcher may challenge the vote of a person who may be known or suspected not to be a qualified voter. A challenge may also be made if you have good reason to believe the person has already voted or has become disqualified for any cause. Challenges of ballots cast in person in the absentee precinct and at the polling place on election day must be made prior to the voter casting the ballot. No challenges can be made after that time. All challenges must be addressed to poll managers and not directly to voters. Challenges of absentee by mail ballots must be made prior to separating the ballot from absentee return envelope, which can begin as early as 9:00 a.m. on the day preceding the election. Challenges in the absentee precinct are very rare because the voter has the opportunity to make address changes or otherwise correct his voting record with election officials before casting an absentee ballot. If a challenged voter casts a provisional ballot, the challenger must appear or produce evidence at the provisional ballot hearing to sustain the challenge; otherwise, the ballot will be counted.

See S.C. Code sections 7-13-810 and 7-13-830.

Location

York County Government Center
Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County
Level 1, Suite 1201
6 South Congress St
York SC 29745

 Main Phone: (803) 684-1242
 Fort Mill Area:  (803) 909-7194
 Fax: (803) 684-7801
elections@yorkcountygov.com