Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Election for the City of Orangeburg will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.  The purpose of this election will be to elect the City Council Districts:  District 2, District 4, and District 6 to serve a four (4) year term as required by law. 

The filing period will begin on June 26th at 12:00 noon and close on July 10, 2023 at 12:00 noon.  All candidates must file a Statement of Candidacy with the City Clerk of the City of Orangeburg during regular business hours located at 979 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC. The filing fee is $500.00 for Mayor and $150.00 for a City Council Seat. An indigent person may file without the fee if the Statement of Candidacy is accompanied by a notarized affidavit establishing indigent status. A candidate filing for a seat on City Council must be a registered voter residing in the district for which he or she files at the time of filing.

The Statement of Economic Interest Form must be filed online 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 City 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, 2023. 

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 or 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 10:00 a.m. on Election Day, the Orangeburg County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Orangeburg County Voter Registration & Elections Office, 1475 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115, and phone number (803)533-6210.

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., the Municipal Election Commission will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election 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.

Polling Place Location
Ward 2

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

Ward 3

Mellichamp Elementary School (Gym)
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 Street, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 9

Marshall Elementary School 
1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg, SC

Ward 10

Sheridan Elementary School
1139 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 8

Marshall Elementary School (Gym)
1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg, SC

Suburban 9

Human Resource Center
2570 St Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC

 Zoning - Orangeburg Municipal Code

24-8.5 Signs in the Public Right-of-Way.

No sign shall be allowed in the public right-of-way, except for the following:
a. Public signs erected by or on behalf of a governmental body to post legal notices, identify public property, convey public information, and direct or regulate pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
b. Bus stop signs erected by a public transit company;
c. Informational signs of a public agency or utility regarding its facilities;
d. Awning, projecting, and suspended signs projecting over a public right-of-way in conformity with the conditions established by this section;
e. Emergency signs.
( Ord. No. 2000-2, Art. VIII; Ord. No. 208-3, Art. VIII)

24-8.6 Temporary Signs.

Sign TypeDisplay PeriodDisplay IntervalsDimensionsConditions
A-Frameoperation hours onlyoff-hours12 sq. ft.A
Banner30 days6 monthsNoneB
Posters30 daysNone6 sq. ftC
Portable30 days11 months32 sq. ftD
Inflatable30 days1 yearNoneE
Pennants30 days6 monthsNoneB
Identification90 days, or project completionNone200 sq. ft.F
Political30 days prior to electionNone32 sq. ft.C
Table Notes:

A. A-Frame signs, where located on sidewalks, shall be located in front of the business to which it relates and in such a manner as not to obstruct pedestrian movement.

B. Banners and pennants shall be properly secured and maintained at all times, shall not interfere with pedestrian or vehicular movement, and shall not exceed twenty-four (24') feet in height.

C. Posters shall not be allowed on any telephone or power poles or any public right-of-way, and shall be placed no closer than five (5') feet from the public right-of-way.

D. Portable signs shall be limited to one (1) per lot, shall have no colored or flashing lights, shall not be wired so as to obstruct or hinder pedestrian or vehicular traffic or pose any potential for such hindrance (i.e. exposed drop cord), shall not exceed six (6') feet in height, shall be anchored in accord with the Building Code, and shall not be converted to a permanent sign.

E. Inflatable signs shall be properly anchored, shall not interfere with airport traffic, and shall not exceed twenty-four (24') feet in height.

F. Temporary subdivision and work under construction identification signs shall adhere to the development standards of subsection 24-8. 7.
(Ord. No. 2000-2, Art. VIII; Ord. No. 2008-3, Art. VIII)