Candidate Filing for Town of Central Special Election

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County  will be conducting a special election for the Town of Central on February 3, 2015. This election is going to be conducted due to the resignation of Town Council member Alton Benjamin Cumbie. Click HERE to view his resignation letter.

Residents of the town may file as a candidate during the filing period which opens at Noon on November 28th, 2014 and closes at Noon December 8, 2014. At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Candidacy Form and pay the filing fee of $50.00. Checks must be made payable to the Town of Central. The Statement of Intention of Candidacy can be downloaded here.

In accordance with SC Code of Laws 7-13-190 (E), no municipal election shall be held if only one candidate files during the filing period and no person has filed a written declaration to be a write-in candidate with the town Clerk by Noon on December 22 , 2014.

Citizens no longer need to provide a paper printout of their Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) at the time of filing to become a candidate.  Candidates are still required to file an SEI online during the candidate filing period with the State Ethics Commission; however, candidates are no longer required to present a copy of the SEI at the time of filing.  The filing of the SEI has no bearing on a candidate’s ballot access.  If a candidate fails to properly file an SEI (or campaign disclosure), the candidate may be fined by the State Ethics Commission but may not be denied ballot access.  This change applies to all candidates in all elections.