Pickens County School Board Candidate Filing

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Noon, August 3, 2020 through Noon, August 17, 2020.


The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County announces the election of the Pickens County School Board Trustees for districts One (1), Three (3), and Five (5) on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 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 3, 2020, 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) during normal business hours (8:30am-5pm, M-F) during the filing period below. Walk-in is acceptable, but an appointment is preferred.

Filing for candidates opens at Noon on August 3, 2020 and closes at Noon on August 17, 2020. 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.


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. Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.  If not done in a timely manner, you may be subject to a fine by the Ethics Commission.

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