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2022 Filing Information

The window to file for school board, county council, and the 800+ open seats in South Carolina opens at noon March 16, 2022 and closes at noon on March 30, 2022. It is crucial that candidates read the fine print on filing documents and maintain precise financial records. The table below provides a brief look at duties, qualifications, and filing information for local positions. 

All candidates will need the following forms: 

Click on a position below for additional information and filing steps for that specific position.

Has jurisdiction over marriage licenses, estates of deceased persons, guardianships of incompetents, conservatorships of estates of minors and incompetents, minor settlements under $25,000 and involuntary commitments to institutions for mentally ill and/or chemically dependent persons. They also have exclusive jurisdiction over trusts and concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Courts over powers of attorney.

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 21
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Serves as the holding agent for funds of many County departments. These departments deposit their funds (such as grants, plat sales, fines and copy fees) with the Treasurer who invests these monies, along with tax collections, to generate additional revenues for the County in the form of interest earnings.

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Investigates all suspicious, violent, sudden, and unexpected deaths that occur in the county, plus all deaths that occur in a hospital within the first 24 hours of admission

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 21
Residency: County
Term: 4 Years

Records land titles, liens, plats, and other property documents.

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Responsibile for policy-making & administration, part-time position, four separate types of council governments based on county

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 2 or 4 years depending on county

Determines municiple budgets, plans, and policies

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18 or 21
Residency: District or County
Term: 2 or 4 years depending on county

Provides front-line leadership in developing and executing plans to preserve natural resources

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission

Age: 18
Residency: District or County
Term: 4 Years

Determines education policy, approves additions to curriculum, determines funding priorities, and negotiates contracts

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission

Age: 18
Residency: School district
Term: 4, 3, or 2 years

Setting policies and long-term goals for public service districts, approving budget and tax rates, and hiring a public service manager

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: Special purpose district
Term: 4 years

Policing unincorporated areas, maintaining county jails, providing security, and serving warrants

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2.  Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 21
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Docket management, maintains all court records, submission of court documents

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Carries out county duties and laws approved by the county council and serves as the counties chief administrator

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

Serves as chief administrative offical for municipality, prepares and submits annual budget, appoint municipal positions, presides at meetings and makes reports public

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: Municipality
Term: 2 or 4 years

Collects property tax by preparing and maintaining the tax roll

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: County
Term: 4 years

District that represents a drainage area contributing to stormwater runoff, works in coordination with Soil & Water commission and the Department of Natural Resources to protect land from erosion

Filing Requirements:

  1. Filing rules vary based on county or municipality
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission

Age: 18
Residency: District
Term: 4 years

Governs fire districts alongside a commissioner

Filing Requirements: Filing rules vary based on fire districts and departments
Age: 18
Residency: Fire district
Term: 4 years

Oversees prosecution of criminal cases

Filing Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intention of Candidacy/Party Pledge
    Must be signed in person at County Board of Elections
  2. Statement of Economic Interest (SEI)
    Electronic Filing within 10 days of first $500 with SC Ethics Commission
  3. Pay filing fee of 1% salary based on county

Age: 18
Residency: Judicial district
Term: 4 years

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