Watershed District Directors Filing (nonpartisan)

Deadline – Noon, August 15th, 2016

Watershed District Directors are non-salaried officials who are elected to four-year terms. Candidates must be registered voters in the county & and watershed in which they are seeking office. For a description of the duties and responsibilities of the Watershed District Directors, please contact the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District at 864-878-6155 or the SC Department of Natural Resources 803-734-9100.

These elections are nonpartisan and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The elections are conducted by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County at the same time other county and state officers are elected in the November 8, 2016 General Election.

Candidate filing closes at Noon on August 15, 2016. At the time of filing, each candidate must turn in a printed Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) form to be a candidate. There is no filing fee for this office. The Statement of Intention of Candidacy can be downloaded here.

The following files with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County (222 McDaniel AVE B-9 Pickens, SC 29671 Phone: 864-898-5948 Fax: 864-898-5637):

  • Georges Creek Watershed (Code 15) – 3 Seats
  • Oolenoy Watershed (Code 24) – 2 Seats

The following files with the SC State Election Commission (1122 Lady Street, Suite 500 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: 803-734-9060 Fax: 803-734-9366):

  • Brushy Creek Watershed (Code 07) – 2 Seats
  • Three & Twenty Watershed (Code 32) – 3 Seats

You may view candidates that have filed HERE.


Important Note on Ethics Forms – Concerns candidate filing for all offices

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.

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.