Primary would be April 19 if needed; special election will be June 21
Following the death of District 5 County Council member Tommie Hill, a special election will be needed to fill the rest of his term, which ends in 2024. Any candidate seeking to fill the seat must file with the Union County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 1246 South Duncan Bypass during the upcoming filing period. Any candidate is required to be a registered voter in the district for which they file.
The filing period will open on Friday, February 18, and will close at noon on Saturday, February 26. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It and all county offices will be closed Monday, February 21, in observance of President’s Day. Presumably, they will be open from 9-noon on the Saturday of the filing deadline, but we will check to make sure.
This is a partisan position, so candidates will have to fill out the Statement of Intention of Candidacy-Party Pledge form, which is available in the candidate information section of scvotes.org and at the county elections office. Filing fee is $241.94 and is due at the time of filing, made payable to the party of choice via check or money order. Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at ethics.sc.gov. Failure to file these documents may result in a fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election. For more information, call the Elections Office at 429-1616.
If a primary is needed, it would be held on Tuesday, April 19. The runoff, if necessary, would be on Tuesday, May 3rd. The special election will be held on Tuesday, June 21.