Partisan Candidate Filing Reminders

This is just a friendly reminder that partisan candidate filing is currently open and closes at Noon, Wednesday, March 30th.

You may view the filing instructions on our website:
https://pickenselections.org/2016/03/15/partisan-candidate-filing/

You may view a list of candidates that have filed so far on the link below:
https://pickenselections.org/2016/03/16/november-8-2016-general-election-candidates/

Our Candidate Filing Office Hours Remaining:

Our office will be OPEN today (Thursday, March 24th) until 5:00pm

Our office will be CLOSED Friday, March 25th for Good Friday (County Holiday)

Our office will be CLOSED Saturday, March 26th

**NEW** Our office will be OPEN Sunday, March 27th (EASTER SUNDAY) from 1pm to 5pm

The South Carolina State Election Commission notified our office today (March 24th) that we will have to be OPEN Easter Sunday from 1pm to 5pm for candidate filing.

Our office will be OPEN Monday, March 28th from 8am to 5pm

Our office will be OPEN Tuesday, March 29th from 8am to 5pm

Our office will be OPEN Wednesday, March 30th from 8am to Noon for candidate filing.

WARNING: Filing closes at 12:00 p.m. sharp. There are no exceptions to this rule. The candidate must be present and ready to file before the clock strikes noon. The State Election Commission encourages candidates to consider all contingencies and plan accordingly to ensure this deadline is met. 12:00 p.m. on March 30th is too late. The law says a candidate must file “between” noon on March 16th and noon, March 30th. Once the clock strikes noon, the filing period is over. It is not valid to have a date and time of March 30, 12:00 p.m. on the filing form. The latest acceptable date and time to have filed is March 30, 11:59 a.m.