Filing deadlines to pass in New Jersey and South Carolina

The statewide filing deadline to run for elected office in New Jersey and South Carolina is on March 30.

In New Jersey, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (12 seats)

In South Carolina, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (7 seats)
• State Senate (46 seats)
• State House (124 seats)

The primary in New Jersey is scheduled for June 2, 2020, while the primary in South Carolina is scheduled for June 9. The general election in each state is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

New Jersey and South Carolina’s filing deadlines are the 27th and 28th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on March 31, 2020, in Missouri.

New Jersey has a Democratic state government trifecta, while South Carolina has a Republican trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

Additional Reading:
South Carolina elections, 2020




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Jaclyn Beran

Jackie Beran is a staff writer at Ballotpedia and can be reached at jaclyn.beran@ballotpedia.org

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