Candidates seeking office in General Election must register by Mar. 30

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Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for any office in the 2016 General Election must file with the appropriate County Board of Voter Registration & Elections or the South Carolina Election Commission during the filing period.which closes at noon, March 30. This includes US, State and county offices.

Anyone running for the following offices: U.S. Senate; U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts); Solicitor (Circuits 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16) will file with the State Election Commission (SEC)1122 Lady Street, Suite 500, Columbia, SC 29201. SEC Filing hours are Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

State Senate (Districts) 3,4 (file in county of residence)

State House of Representatives 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (file in county of residence)

Clerk of Court; Sheriff; Coroner; County Auditor; County Treasurer County Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 –

Will file at the Anderson County Board of Voter Registration and Elections, 301 N. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

For information call 864-260-4035.

County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Filing hours: Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours: Sunday, March 27 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Filing Form: The Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of scVOTES.org 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 scVOTES.org 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 http://ethics.sc.gov. 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.