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Media Release

Notice of Candidacy Filing Procedures

Release Date: July 16, 2018

Contact Information:
Lindsey Rambow email icon , Records Administrator, 843-341-4604


The Town of Hilton Head Island announces that there will be a Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Town Council members for Wards 2, 4 and 5.

Citizens who are interested in filing for candidacy may do so in the Records Center at Town Hall, One Town Center Court, starting at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 until 12:00 noon, Wednesday, August 15 during normal operating hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The candidacy filing form will be available in the Records Center and is also available on the Town website, www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov. Candidates may either file in person or by agent. If filing in person, candidates must bring a photo ID and wait to sign the Statement of Candidacy form before a Town employee. If filing by agent, the Statement of Candidacy form must be notarized in advance.

The filing fee is $35.00 for Town Council and $50.00 for Mayor and may be paid by cash, credit card, or check made payable to Town of Hilton Head Island.

All candidates must reside in and be currently registered to vote in the Town of Hilton Head Island. Candidates may run for Town Council for the ward in which they reside. Candidates' voter registration must match their current residence.

Each candidate must file an SC State Ethics Commission Statement of Economic Interests form by using the electronic filing system at http://ethics.sc.gov.

This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

To vote in this election, the deadline for in-person voter registration at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County is October 5. Please contact the Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 843-255-6900 with any questions about voter registration or visit http://www.bcgov.net/vote.

All filing questions can be directed to the Town Records Administrator at 843-341-4604.