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2024 General Election Candidate Filing

Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:00 Noon -- Monday, April 1, 2024 12:00 Noon

  1. Partisan Offices & Filing Fees
  2. When to file?
  3. Where to File?
  4. What to file?

Candidate Filing

Notice of Candidate Filing (PDF) - Published 2/21/2024

Campaign Finance & Ethics

All candidates are required by law to file various campaign finance reports by specific deadlines. All candidates must electronically file a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form and may also be required to file Campaign Disclosure reports. 

Visit the State Ethics Commission website for more information.

Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing via Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order. Checks are made payable to the S.C. Republican Party or S.C. Democratic Party.  

** Cash or electronic payment methods will NOT be accepted. **

OfficesFiling LocationFiling Fee
President and Vice President State Election Commission$20,000.00
U.S. House of Representatives District 5State Election Commission$3,480.00
State Senate Districts 14, 15, 16, 17State Election Commission or County of Residence$416.00
State House of Representatives Districts
26, 29, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 66
State Election Commission or County of Residence$208.00
Solicitor Circuit 16State Election Commission $7,870.08
Sheriff*Board of VRE Office of York County$8,370.43
Clerk of CourtBoard of VRE Office of York County$5,525.12
Coroner*Board of VRE Office of York County$4,719.17
County Council Districts 1, 2, 5, 6Board of VRE Office of York County$821.51
* Additional filing requirements or forms

Candidate Qualifications

Candidate Qualifications at SCvotes.gov

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 must be a resident of the district at the time of filing.

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.

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