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Elections

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Election for the City of Orangeburg will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The purpose of this election will be to elect the Mayor and City Council Districts: District 1, District 3, and District 5 to serve a four (4) year term as required by law.

The filing period closes on June 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. All candidates must file a Petition and a Statement of Candidacy with the City Clerk at the City of Orangeburg located at 979 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC., The number of signatures required is 5% of the registered voters of the district. There is no filing fee. The South Carolina Code of Laws (7-13-190) was amended to state that if only one person files for each of the above listed offices and no one files a declaration to be a write-in candidate with the Municipal Election Commission within 14 calendar days after the filing period closes (July 12, 2017 by 12 noon), the election will not be held for that office and the person who filed will be declared the winner.

The Statement of Economic Interest Form must be filed on line with the State Ethics Commission, pursuant to The Equal Access to the Ballot Act (effective July 3, 2013). A candidate is no longer required to file a paper copy of his/her Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form with the Town Clerk when the resident files to become a candidate in an election. A candidate must still file an SEI Form and Campaign Disclosure Form with the State Ethics Commission online (http://ethics.sc.gov).

Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than August 12, 2017.

The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the locations designated below. The Managers of Election shall see that each person offering to vote takes the oath that he/she is qualified to vote at this election according to the Constitution of this State and that he/she has not voted before in this election.

Voters who are blind, physically disabled or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in casting his/her ballot. This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his/her employer, an agent of his/her employer or an officer or agent of his/her union. The Managers must be notified if assistance is needed.

Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical handicap or are 65 years of age or older may vote in the vehicle in which they drove or were driven to the polls. When notified, the managers will help voters using the curbside voting provision.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Orangeburg County Voter Registration and Elections Commission at (803) 533-6210.

At 9:00 a.m. on Election Day, the Municipal Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 933 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC.

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., the Municipal Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in these elections and canvass the votes and certify the election results. This hearing will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 933 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC.

Precinct

Polling Place Location

Ward 1

Orangeburg Arts Center (River Pavilion)
619 Riverside Drive, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 2

Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce
155 Riverside Drive, SW, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 3

Mellichamp Elementary School
350 Murray Road, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 4

Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center
200 Buckley Street, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 5

Zimmerman Youth Center
759 Peasley Street, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 6

Youth Canteen
1620 Middleton St, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 7

Sheridan Elementary School
1139 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 8

William J. Clark Middle School
919 Bennett Avenue, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 9

Marshall Elementary School
1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 10

Sheridan Elementary School
1139 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 1

Robert Howard Middle School
1255 Belleville Road, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 3

Orangeburg Area Development Center (OADC)
1060 Pineland Street, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 4

Orangeburg Municipal Airport
1811 Airport Road, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 8

Marshall Elementary School
1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg, SC

Absentee / Barrier Free

Human Resource Center
2570 St Matthews Road


Suburban 9