Candidate Filing Period for 2012 June Primaries

Candidate Filing Period for 2012 June Primaries

All candidates seeking a political party’s nomination to run in the November 6, 2012 General Election must file with the appropriate party official during the appropriate filing period.  If only one candidate files for a particular office with a particular party, that candidate becomes the party’s nominee.  When more than one candidate files for a particular office with a particular party, the nominee is chosen by primary or convention. The Constitution, Green, Independence, Labor, Libertarian, United Citizens, and Working Families parties nominate candidates by convention.  Conventions are conducted by the parties.  Contact the appropriate party for more information regarding conventions. The Republican and Democratic parties nominate by primary elections that are conducted by the State and county election commissions.  The 2012 Republican and Democratic Primaries shall be held June 12, 2012 with a runoff election (if necessary) on June 26, 2012.  The Republican and Democratic candidate filing period opens at noon Friday, March 16, 2012 and closes at noon Friday, March 30, 2012. At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Intention of Candidacy Form, pay the filing fee, present proof that they have filed their Statement of Economics Interests form online at the SC State Ethics Commission website (http://ethics.sc.gov), and complete any additional forms as necessary by state law or party rules.  The filing fee is one percent of the annual salary of the office multiplied by the number of years in the term of office or $100, whichever is greater.  This fee is applied to funding the party’s primary.  Names of candidates who fail to file the proper forms during the appropriate filing...
2012 PPP Certification and Provisional Ballot Hearing

2012 PPP Certification and Provisional Ballot Hearing

As required by Section 7-13-830 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional (challenged) ballots cast in the Saturday, January 21, 2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election.     This provisional ballot hearing will be held on JANUARY 26, 2012 at 10:00AM at the following location: County Council Chambers inside the Kenny Waggoner Building 201 Johnston Street St. George, SC 29477  If you are the challenged voter:  You are entitled to be present at this hearing.  You are entitled to be represented by legal counsel and to present evidence in your behalf.  If your vote was challenged for not providing proper ID when registering to vote by mail:  You must provide this ID prior to or at the provisional ballot hearing for your vote to be counted.  You may determine the status of your ballot by following either of these steps:  1. Calling the Dorchseter County Registrations & Elections office at 832-0132 or 563-0132     / OR / 2. Sending an email to Voter Registration at vote@dorchestercounty.net     / OR / 3. Visiting our website HERE. If you are the challenger:  You may be present at this hearing to present evidence and/or witnesses in support of your challenge.  Prior to the hearing, you may present written evidence to the County Election Commission in support of your challenge.  If you do none of these to support your challenge, the ballot will be counted. Reference:  HAVA Section 302 (5) (A) Provisional Voting and Voting Information...
Election Day!

Election Day!

General Information Candidates Precinct Information Presidential Primary FAQs General Information: The 2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary is today, Saturday, January 21, 2012. All precincts will be open. Some polling place locations may be combined. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the polling places designated below. The Managers of Election shall see that each person offering to vote takes the oath that he/she is qualified to vote at this election according to the Constitution of this State, has not voted before at this primary election or at any other party’s primary election, and has not participated in the nominating convention for any vacancy for which this primary is being held. Voters who are blind, physically disabled, or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in casting their ballot. This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his employer, an agent of his employer, or an officer or agent of his union. The Managers must be notified if assistance is needed. Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical handicap or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers will help these voters using the curbside voting provision. Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Voters wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact their county voter registration office. On January 21, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., the County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Waggoner Building, 201 Johnston...
2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary

2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary

General Information Candidates Precinct Information Presidential Primary FAQs General Information: The 2012 Republican Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012.   Any person wishing to participate in this primary must register to vote no later than December 21, 2011. All precincts will be open.  Some polling place locations may be combined.  The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the polling places designated below.  The Managers of Election shall see that each person offering to vote takes the oath that he/she is qualified to vote at this election according to the Constitution of this State, has not voted before at this primary election or at any other party’s primary election, and has not participated in the nominating convention for any vacancy for which this primary is being held. Voters who are blind, physically disabled, or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in casting their ballot.  This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his employer, an agent of his employer, or an officer or agent of his union.  The Managers must be notified if assistance is needed. Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical handicap or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls.  When notified, the Managers will help these voters using the curbside voting provision. Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  Voters wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact their county voter registration office. On January 21, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.,...
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