Filing for partisan elections begins Monday

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Candidates running for three expiring Georgetown County Council seats, solicitor and the various statewide offices will begin filing Monday.

Donna Mahn, director of the Georgetown County Board of Elections and Registration, said filing begins March 17th and continues through March 30th.

Locally, County Council seats belonging to Jerry Oakley (District 1), Bob Anderson (District 6) and Chairman Johnny Morant (District 7) are expiring.

The seat belonging to 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson will also be on the ballot.

State offices on this year’s ballot: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Comptroller General, State Superintendent of Education, Adjutant General, Commissioner of Agriculture, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State House of Representatives.

Mahn said registration for the county council seats and S.C. House of Representatives seats 103 and 108 will take place at her office on Hazard Street. Candidates for statewide offices file in Columbia.

Candidates do not need to submit statements of economic interests at the time they file but the forms, which can be filled out online, must be filed with the state by March 30th.

The hours for filing are from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Mahn said her office will be open from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29.

Party primaries will be held June 10 with any needed runoffs June 24.

There are also four expiring school board seats this year but because they are non-partisan filing will not take place until August.

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