Candidate Filing

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Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for any office in the 2020 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the South Carolina Election Commission during the upcoming filing period.

Filing opens noon on Monday, March 16, 2020, and closes at noon on Monday, March 30, 2020.


Filing Location

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts)

Solicitor (Circuits 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16)

State Senate (All Districts)

State House (All Districts)

State Election Commission (SEC)

1122 Lady Street, Suite 500

Columbia, SC 29201


State Senate (Districts 38, 39, 41, 42, 44)

State House of Representatives

(Districts 94,97,98,100,102,109,113,114)


Probate Judge

Clerk of Court



County Treasurer

Register of Deeds

County Council District 4

County Council District 5

County Council District 6

Dorchester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections


Kenneth Waggoner Building

201 Johnston Street

St. George, SC 29477


(843) 832-0132 or (843) 563-0132

Filing Hours

SEC Filing

Weekdays, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

County Board of Voter Registration and Elections

Weekdays, 8: 30 AM–  5:00 PM

Filing Form

The Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of and at the county elections office.

Filing Fee

Filing fees are paid at the time of filing by candidates seeking the nomination of a party nominating by primary. The list of filing fees is available at and at the election commission office. Filing fee checks should be made payable to the appropriate state political party. A candidate seeking the nomination of a party nominating by convention does not pay a filing fee.

State Ethics Filings

Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election. Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.