Note: All numerical statutes are in reference to S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, as amended 



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 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 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 Office1475 Amelia StreetOrangeburg, SC 29115and 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.


Precincts                                             Polling Places (location)

Ward 2                                                 Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce

                                                              155 Riverside Drive, SW, Orangeburg

Ward 3                                                 Mellichamp Elementary School

                                                              350 Murray Road, Orangeburg

Ward 4                                                 Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center

                                                              200 Buckley Street, Orangeburg

Ward 5                                                 Zimmerman Youth Center

                                                              759 Peasley Stret, Orangeburg

Ward 6                                                 Youth Canteen

                                                              1620 Middleton Street, Orangeburg

Ward 9                                                 Marshall Elementary School

                                                              1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg

Ward 10                                               Sheridan Elementary School

                                                              1139 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg

Suburban 8                                         Marshall Elementary School

                                                              1441 Marshall Avenue, Orangeburg

Suburban 9                                         Human Resource Center

                                                              2570 St Matthews Road, Orangeburg