Federal, State, & Multi-County Offices

2022 Partisan Candidate Filing:

Opens: Monday, March 16, 2022 at 12:00 Noon
Closes: Monday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 Noon 

Non-Partisan Candidate Filing:

Opens: Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 12 Noon
Closes: Monday, August 15, 2022 @ 12 Noon

Federal Offices  

OfficeFiling Official
President of the United States of America
Statewide Contest
One Seat to Fill, Four Year Term
Running mate only appears on General Election Ballot

File with a certified political party in SC or Nominating Petition.
See Filing for President from scvotes.gov

United States Senate ( SC has two U.S. Senators )
Statewide Contest
One Seat to Fill, Six Year Term ( Rotating Seats )

United States House of Representatives District 5
Non-Statewide Contest
Represents: Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Newberry, Richland,Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, York Counties
One Seat to Fill, Two Year Term

1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201


Is there a Filing Fee?

Nomination by Political Party

Visit SCvotes.gov for complete information on candidate filing.

Statewide Offices

Offices below appear on the ballot every other even numbered year. Non-Presidential or "Mid-Term" election cycles.

OfficeFiling Official
Governor
Statewide Contest
One Seat to Fill, Four Year Term
Running mate only appears on General Election Ballot
South Carolina State Election Commission
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
Directions

Is there a Filing Fee?

Nomination by Political Party

Visit SCvotes.gov for complete information on candidate filing.


Secretary of State
Treasurer
Attorney General
Comptroller General
State Superintendent of Education
Commissioner of Agriculture
Adjutant General
Statewide Contests
One Seat to Fill per Office, Four Year Terms

Multi-County Offices

OfficeFiling Official
Solicitor Circuit 16
Non-Statewide Contest
One Seat to Fill, Four Year Term
Represents: Union, York Counties
South Carolina State Election Commission
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
Directions

Is there a Filing Fee?

Nomination by Political Party

Visit SCvotes.gov for complete information on candidate filing.


Tinker's Creek Watershed Conservation District 33
Non-Partisan & Non-Statewide Contest
Four Year Term
Represents: Chester, York Counties
South Carolina State Election Commission
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
Directions

Statement of Intention of Candidacy - Nonpartisan Form

Visit SCvotes.gov for complete information on candidate filing.



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


Municipal Offices

Each municipality may require candidates to provided a filing fee when filing for local offices. Use the table below for municipal filing fees:
Municipal Filing Fees
Town of CloverMayor $60.00, Council $45.00
Town of Fort Mill$100.00
Town of Hickory GroveNo Fees
Town of McConnellsNo Fees
City of Rock Hill 2% of Salary of Lowest Office on the Ballot
Town of SharonNo Fees
Town of SmyrnaNo Fees
City of Tega Cay$100.00
City of YorkMayor $100.00, Council $50.00

** Filing Fees must be paid at the time of filing via Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, or exact amount in cash.
^^ Checks are to made out to the York County Treasurer’s Office.

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.


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/.

Campaign Finance & Ethics

All candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form with the State Ethics Commission.  This must be done electronically on the  State Ethics Commission website. Candidates may also be required to make Campaign Disclosure reports. Visit the State Ethics Commission website for more information.

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

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.

Qualifications for municipal offices may vary by ordinance. Use the table below to view the requirements for each jurisdiction.

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.

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
[email protected]