Pickens County School Board Filing (nonpartisan)

Noon, August 1st, 2018 through Noon, August 15, 2018

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County announces the election of the Pickens County School Board Trustees for districts (2) Two, (4) Four, (6) Six, and (7) Seven on Tuesday November 6, 2018. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The offices will be included on the ballot of the November 6, 2018 General Election. Only the electors living within districts up for election may participate in this election.  Please note that new school board district lines are in effect.

Citizens desiring to be candidates for one of the above listed School Board Trustee offices may file at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County (222 McDaniel Ave., B-9 Pickens, SC 29671 864-898-5948) during normal business hours (8am-5pm M-F) during the filing period below.

Filing for candidates opens at Noon on August 1, 2018 and closes at Noon on August 15, 2018. At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Candidacy Form and pay the filing fee. The filing fee for this office is equal to one percent (1%) of the total salary for the term (4-years) of this office. The filing fee will be $120 if the School Board’s salary remains constant. Checks must be made payable to the Pickens County Treasurer.

The Statement of Intention of Candidacy can be downloaded here.

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.

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