Special Election: February 1, 2022

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 a Special Election for the Town of Edisto Beach to be Tuesday, February 1, 2022 for the purpose of electing one (1) Town Council Member to serve the unexpired term of the vacant seat until November 2023.

 

Such election will be held in accordance with the statutes of 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.  Filing will open on November 19, 2021.  The petition must be filed with the Town Clerk by noon December 3, 2021, 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 must 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 February 1. 2022.  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 2nd day of January.

 

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 be conducted by the Colleton County Voter Registration Office prior to the closing of the polls on February 1, 2022 and will be included in the final count.

 

The hearing on any ballots challenged in the election will be held Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 9:00 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, February 15, 2022.

 

BY ORDER OF TOWN COUNCIL

Bert Duffie, Town Attorney