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Filing for political office in South Carolina opens statewide at noon Friday. File/Wade Spees/Staff 

The two-week filing period for state and local offices for the 2018 election season in South Carolina, including for Congress, governor and the state's constitutional offices, such as state treasurer, opens at noon Friday.

All 124 seats in the state House of Representatives are up this year, but none of the 46 seats in the state Senate.

All seven of the state's U.S. congressional seats are up, but neither of the two U.S. Senate seats.

Other offices up this year include at the county council and courthouse levels, depending on the county.

Candidates for statewide office, Congress or solicitor must file at the S.C. Election Commission, 1122 Lady St., Suite 500, in Columbia. 

Residents interested in filing as a local candidate must do so at your local county election headquarters. Seats require filing fees to get on the ballot.

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Candidates for third parties must also file at this time.

For more information, go to the Election Commission's website at

The Republican and Democratic primaries are June 12, with the statewide general election Nov. 8.

The filing period closes at noon March 30.

Reach Schuyler Kropf at 843-937-5551. Follow him on Twitter at @skropf47.

Political Editor

Schuyler Kropf is The Post and Courier political editor. He has covered every major political race in South Carolina dating to 1988, including for U.S. Senate, governorship, the Statehouse and Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.

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