Municipal Government

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.

Filing is now open for multiple municipalities. Find the list entire list here.

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

If you decide to run, please tell us about it. We’ll help spread the word about your candidacy. 

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