Special Election December 15, 2020

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF EDISTO BEACH


COUNTY OF COLLETON 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Municipal Election Commission of the Town of Edisto Beach announces the Special Election for the Town of Edisto Beach to be Tuesday, December 15, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Councilmember whose term expires November 2, 2021.

Such election will be held in accordance with the statutes the State of South Carolina and ordinances of the Town of Edisto Beach governing elections.

Candidates may be nominated by petition. A candidate’s nominating petition shall contain the signature of at least five (5%) percent of the qualified registered electors of the Town. The filing period will open on Friday, October 2, 2020. The petition must be filed with the Town Clerk by noon Friday, October 16, 2020, sixty (60) days, prior to the date of the Special Election. Petition forms may be acquired from Town Hall or online at scvotes.gov. Statement of Economic Interest forms can be completed online at www.ethics.sc.gov

The polling place for the Special Election will be the Edisto Beach Town Hall, 2414 Murray Street, Edisto Beach, South Carolina 29438.

The polls will be opened at 7:00 A. M. and will remain continuously opened until they are closed at 7:00 P. M. on the evening of December 15, 2020. The polls will be under the supervision of the Managers of Election who have been appointed by the Municipal Election Commission of the Town of Edisto Beach, who have been directed to conduct this Special Election.

Every person offering to vote must be duly registered on the County Books on Registration for Colleton County, as an elector at the precinct of Edisto Beach and a resident of Edisto Beach on or before thirty days prior to the date of election, that being the 15th day of November 2020.

This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

The process of examining the returned-addressed envelopes containing absentee ballots will begin at 5:00 P. M. on the afternoon of the election.

The hearing on any ballots challenged in the election will be held Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 A. M. and will be conducted at the Edisto Beach Town Hall, 2414 Murray Street, Edisto Beach, South Carolina 29438.

Any run-off will be held two weeks after the election on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.