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...
Town of Ridgeville Election – November 8, 2011

Town of Ridgeville Election – November 8, 2011

The Municipal Election for the Ridgeville will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Such election will be held in accordance with the statues of the State of South Carolina and ordinances of the Town of Ridgeville governing elections. Every person offering to vote must be duly registered on the County Books of Registration for Dorchester County, as an elector and a resident of the Town of Ridgeville thirty days prior to the date of election, that being the 8th day of October 2011. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Saturday, October 8, 2011. The polls will be opened at 7:00 A. M. and will remain continuously opened until they are closed at 7:00 P. M. on the evening of November 8, 2011. 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 of Election must be notified if assistance is needed. Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical disability or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers of Election will help voters using this curbside voting provision. Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission by e-mail: vote@dorchestercounty.net or by...
City of North Charleston Election – November 8, 2011

City of North Charleston Election – November 8, 2011

The Municipal Election for the City of North Charleston will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Such election will be held in accordance with the statues of the State of South Carolina and ordinances of the City of North Charleston governing elections. Every person offering to vote must be duly registered on the County Books of Registration for Dorchester County, as an elector and a resident of the City of North Charleston thirty days prior to the date of election, that being the 8th day of October 2011. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Saturday, October 8, 2011. The polls will be opened at 7:00 A. M. and will remain continuously opened until they are closed at 7:00 P. M. on the evening of November 8, 2011. 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 of Election must be notified if assistance is needed. Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical disability or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers of Election will help voters using this curbside voting provision. Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Dorchester County Registration & Elections Commission...
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