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COLUMBIA, SC (March 17, 2014) - The 2014 candidate filing process is proceeding smoothly today with partisan candidates filing for various offices at election commissions throughout the state. Today marks the first full day of the filing period. Nearly 300 candidates had filed by 4 p.m.
In response to more than 200 candidates being removed from ballots in 2012, the General Assembly passed the Equal Access to the Ballot Act. The Act separated the ethics filing process from the candidate filing process and moved candidate filing from political parties to election commissions. Candidates are still required to file ethics reports. Failure to do so will result in fines but has no impact on the candidate's access to the ballot.