NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Election for the City of Orangeburg will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The purpose of this election will be to elect the City Council Districts: District 1, District 3, and District 5 to serve a four (4) year term as required by law.
The filing period begins on June 28, 2021 and closes on July 12, 2021 at 12 noon. All candidates must file a Statement of Candidacy with the City Clerk at the City of Orangeburg located at 979 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC. The filing fee is $150 for a Council Seat. An indigent person may file without a 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 in the district he/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 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 14, 2020.
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 Municipal Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at the Orangeburg County Voter Registration & Elections Office, 1475 Amelia Street, Room, Orangeburg, SC 29115, and phone number (803)533-6210.
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, 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
Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce
Mellichamp Elementary School
Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center
Zimmerman Youth Center
Marshall Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Human Resource Center
Election Packets and Materials will be available in January, 2021.
This is information applicable as of the above date.