Municipal government is the public administration of a city or town. There are 271 municipalities in South Carolina with three forms of municipal government authorized: mayor-council; council; and council-manager.
Find details about your municipality, such as population, demographics, current elected officials, and more here.
Qualifications to run for office – Qualifications are provided for by each municipality by ordinance. For most offices, the candidate must be 18 years of age and a resident of the district they seek to represent. For specific requirements, check with your municipal or county election commission.
Filing for office – Cities and towns conduct their elections at various times throughout the two-year election cycle. Election schedule can be found here.
Municipalities set election dates, filing periods, filing fees, candidate qualifications, methods of election, methods of determining results, and other election-related rules by ordinance. For specific requirements, check with your municipal or county election commission.
General information about filing as a municipal candidate can be found here.