Those wishing to run for the two seats must submit a nomination petition with the signature of 100 registered voters of the district, or 1 percent, whichever is less.
The petition must be printed on 8.5 x 14 inch legal-sized paper and can be downloaded at pickenselections.org.
According to election officials, the following fields must be completed on the petition: county, candidate (as the name will appear on the ballot), office being sought – in this case, “Commissioner of the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District.,” and the election date – Nov. 2.
State election officials recommend that candidates get at least 15 to 20 percent more names than required by law in case some of those signing are not qualified electors.
Once petitions are submitted to the county election commission, they cannot be returned, but a receipt will be provided.
The election is non-partisan, and party affiliations will not be on the ballot.
All candidates must fill out ethics forms. Both the Statement of Economic Interests and the Campaign Disclosure forms must be filed electronically at https://ssl.sc.gov/EthicsRegistration/Login/Login.aspx
The petition, as well as ethics forms, must be filed with the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission no later than noon on July 15.