1. 2023
  2. 2024

All Municipal Elections in York County, SC are Non-partisan. Candidates do not have to seek nomination with a political party to file for an office. No party affiliation appears on the ballot for any candidate. Municipal General Elections are held in the fall of every ODD year.

  • Elections for 2023  

Each municipality may require candidates to provide a filing fee when filing for local offices. Filing Fees must be paid at the time of filing via Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order and made payable to the York County Treasurer’s Office. Use the table below for municipal filing fees:

Town of CloverMayor & 3 Town Council Seats
Mayor $60.00, Council $45.00
Town of Fort MillMayor & Town Council Ward 2, 4, At-Large
Town of Hickory GroveMayor & 4 Town Council Seats
Town of McConnellsMayor & 4 Town Council Seats
City of Rock HillCouncil Wards 1, 2, 3
Town of SharonMayor & 4 Town Council Seats
File by Petition
Town of SmyrnaMayor & 4 Town Council Seats
City of Tega CayCity Council 2 Seats
City of YorkMayor & City Council District 2, 3, 4
Mayor $100.00, Council $50.00
  • Filing Documents

Statement of Intention of Candidacy Form (SIC) – Nonpartisan – For use by any candidate filing for nonpartisan offices. Form must be signed by the candidate in the presence of the Filing Official or Notary. 

Petition Form – For use by candidates filing a nominating petition for Mayor or Town Council for the Town of Sharon. This petition form complies with the specifications prescribed in S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-80.  This form must be printed in 8.5″ x 14″ format. The form is designed so that some information can be entered into form fields before printing.

City of Rock Hill Candidate Certification Form (Sample) - For use by candidates filing for Mayor or City Council for the City of Rock Hill Only. Form will be provided at the time of filing.

  • Filing Official & Location

York County Government Center

Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office of York County
6 South Congress Street, Level 1, Suite 1201
York, SC 29745

State Ethics Filing

Campaign Finance & Ethics

Applies to all candidates:

All candidates must electronically file online a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form and Campaign Disclosure Information with the State Ethics Commission via http://ethics.sc.gov/. Forms, requirements, and filing instructions are available from their website.

Failure to comply with the filing requirements of the State Ethics Commission may result in fines or other fees. 

Candidates are no longer required to file a copy of the SEI or Campaign Disclosure Information with Board of Voter Registration and Elections. See the Equal Access to the Ballot Act for more information.

Filing of the Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) or Campaign Disclosure Information has no bearing on ballot access or the ability of a candidate to win an election.

Download the State Ethics Commission’s Candidate Newsletter

Filing for Public Office

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:

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

Candidates for Multi-County Offices, such as: Solicitor, some State House and Senate Districts, and Watershed Commissioners may need to file with the State Election Commission located at:

1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201

Contact our office or the State Election Commission if you are unsure as to where you need file as a candidate.

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/Party Pledge Form (SICPP) (PDF)For use by candidates who are seeking a political party’s nomination to run in a general or special election.
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.
Filing Affidavit for Sheriff (PDF)For use by candidates for sheriff. See S.C. Code of Laws Section 23-11-110.
Filing Affidavit for Coroner (PDF)For use by candidates for coroner. See S.C. Code of Laws Section 17-5-130.

Candidate Qualifications

No person may be popularly elected to and serve in any office in the State unless he is registered to vote in the geographical area represented by the office (S.C. Constitution, Article VI, Section 1).

A person convicted of a felony or an offense against the election laws is not qualified to file for or hold office, unless it has been fifteen years since the completion of the sentence for the crime or unless the person has been pardoned (S.C. Constitution, Article VI, Section 1).

Candidate’s qualifications for all offices, are determined at the time of the election and not at the time of filing or nomination. However, candidates for Senate and House are must be a resident of the district at the time of filing.

Table of Candidate Qualifications from SCVOTES.GOV

Qualifications for municipal offices may vary by ordinance. 

Some individuals may be restricted from running for public office by the federal Hatch Act.  The Act applies to federal employees and others receiving federal funds and restricts their participation in campaigns for partisan offices.  For detailed information regarding the Hatch Act, visit the  website of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.


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
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