Public Notice of Candidate Filing for Berkeley County

Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for any office in the 2016 General Election must file with the appropriate county board of voter registration & elections or the South Carolina Election Commission during the upcoming filing period..

Filing opens noon, March 16, 2016, and closes at noon, March 30, 2016

Offices Filing Location
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives (All Districts)
Solicitor (Circuits 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16)

State Election Commission (SEC)
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC  29201

State Senate (Districts 32, 37, 38, 39, 44)
(file in county of residence)
State House of Representatives (file in county of residence) Auditor
County Council (Districts 1, 2, 3)

Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Berkeley County
6 Belt Drive
Moncks Corner, SC  29461

Additional Information

SEC Filing hours

Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Filing hours

Weekdays:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday March 25, 2016 (County Holiday – Good Friday)

Filing Form

The Statement of Intention of Candidacy & Party Pledge (SICPP) form required for filing is available in the “Candidate Information” section of and at the county elections office.

Filing Fee

Filing fees are paid at the time of filing by candidates seeking the nomination of a party nominating by primary.  The list of filing fees is available at and at the election commission office.  Filing fee checks should be made payable to the appropriate state political party.  A candidate seeking the nomination of a party nominating by convention does not pay a filing fee.

State Ethics Filings

Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at  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.