QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE


Candidate's qualifications are determined at the time of the election and not at the time of nomination. Therefore, you may seek nomination when you have not yet met the qualifications of a registered voter, if these qualifications will have been met by the date of the general or special election.

The S.C. Senate and the S.C. House of Representatives are exceptions. You must be a resident of the district at the time you file.

Qualifications:


United States Senate
Be at least 30 years of age.
Be a United States citizen for at least nine years.

United States House of Representatives
Be at least 25 years of age.
Be a United States citizen for at least seven years.

South Carolina Governor and Lt. Governor Be at least 30 years of age.
Be a United States citizen and a citizen and resident of South Carolina for five years preceding the election.

South Carolina Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Education, Comptroller General and Adjutant General
There are no age requirements.
You need to be a qualified registered voter.

South Carolina Senate
Be at least 25 years of age.
Be a resident of the district at the time you file.

South Carolina House of Representatives
Be at least 21 years of age.
Be a resident of the district at the time you file.

County Government
Meet any qualifications for that particular county office.

Municipal Government
Be a resident within the city limits for at least 30 days prior to that particular election.
Meet any qualifications for that particular city office.